Under the theme “To plan a tree is to contribute to the promotion of our Green Economy”.
The ministry of Forestry and wildlife, Mr. Ngole Philip Ngwese, has slated FCFA 875 millions to be given to selected municipal councils and localities, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and Associations, working in collaboration with the Circle of Friends (CIRA) and also with the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family.
The ceremony is slated to begin at 10 AM today at the Mont Febe hotel in downtown Yaounde. As usual, the ceremony is to be presided over the minster of Forestry and Wildlife, Mr. Ngole Philip Ngwese.
Mr. Ngole Philip Ngwese stated that enforcement mechanisms are being put in place to stop the illegal logging activities rampant in Cameroon and to halt the exploitation of the forest and forest products in the nation.
Speaking yesterday while chair the session of the joint monitoring board of the Voluntary Agreement between Cameroon and the European Union on sustainable logging practices.
Expressing his satisfactory with the agreement this far, Mr. Ngole Philip Ngwese stated that his efforts are geared towards forestry stakeholders to comply and play by the rules governing forestry activities and products in Cameroon and worldwide.
The minster emphasized the need for these rules to be adhered to by all concern, because , as he puts it, even if they are able to harvest Cameroonian wood, they would not be able to place it in the European market, if they do not follow the standards and rules put in place.