[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Partnership for National Unity Executive Member and Parliamentarian Joseph Harmon has been challenged to a public debate on Bai Shan Lin’s operation and any other related forestry matter by Commissioner of Forest, James Singh
In a letter to Harmon and copied to the media, Singh recalled the recently held Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources on July 14, 2014 at which the matter of Bai Shan Lin’s forestry operation was an Agenda Item.
According to Singh, “I wish to refer to a meeting at which all matters and areas of clarification related to forestry activities, including Bai Shan Lin’s operations were fully addressed with relevant details provided. In this regard, one of the matters which arose was the allocation of state forest area to Bai Shan Lin and I provided full information and details to the Sub Committee.”
“I wish to categorically state that the GFC’s has clear, transparent and technically sound guidelines and procedures for all aspects of its forestry operation and these are uniformly and consistently applied across the forest sector. The GFC role as a regulatory agency involves interactive and open dialogue with stakeholders,” according to Singh.
In challenging Harmon, the Commissioner stated: “In this regard, I would like to invite you to a Public Debate on Bai Shan Lin’s operation and any other related forestry matter, at a time that is convenient to you.”
Efforts made by iNews to contact Harmon for a comment on this matter proved futile.