Ghana

Official switch on for Ghana online wood tracking

The Ghana Electronic Wood Tracking System (GWTS), described as a ‘sub-component’ of the country’s timber legality assurance system, has officially entered full operation. Announcement of the switch on was made by Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abdulai Jinapor at an event in Akyawkrom in the Ashanti Region. He said the GWTS, which has …

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Ghana feels ready to start FLEGT-licensing – and shares experience with other VPA Partner Countries

Ghana demonstrated its Wood Tracking System and other elements of its Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) to stakeholders from Republic of Congo (RoC) and Laos in a five-day event at the end of November. The multi-country information exchange included two conference days and a three-day field trip to the forest and timber processing companies in …

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Final Joint Assessment of Ghana VPA to start in May

Ghana and the European Union are currently bringing final steps underway for completing VPA implementation in the country. The latest meeting of the Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism (JMRM) at the end of February decided the tender process for the Final Joint Assessment of Ghana’s Legality Assurance System (GhLAS) should be completed no later than …

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