Harmon accepts debate challenge from forests commissioner on Bai Shan Lin
-wants range of info released
APNU MP Joseph Harmon has accepted an invitation by Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) Com-missioner James Singh to have an open debate on Bai Shan Lin’s logging operations and he has called for a variety of documents to be released.
This development comes in the wake of a promise made by President Donald Ramotar last Friday that he will instruct the GFC to hold a public engagement to prove that Guyana’s forests are not being “raped.” Further, the forestry regulator is set to hold a press conference today in an attempt to set the record straight.
Harmon’s acceptance was announced yesterday by way of a letter in which he proposes that the debate be held between Septem-ber 15th and 30th.
Harmon is however requesting that certain information be provided before the debate. He is also asking that the debate be kept in an area more seriously affected by the Chinese logging company, and that the location be able to accommodate 3000.
In a letter to Harmon last Wednesday, and copied to the media, Singh noted “claims and assertions” Harmon made in the media concerning Bai Shan Lin despite “a meeting (of the Natural Resources Com-mittee of the National Assembly) at which all areas of clarification related to forestry activities, including Bai Shan Lin’s operations, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.