Manufacturers head threatens to withdraw from Bai Shan Lin issue if leaks continue

Manufacturers association President, Clinton Williams is threatening to recuse himself from spearheading its engagement with the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Natural Resources Ministry on the Bai Shan Lin logging controversy if the body’s business continues to be leaked to the press.

In light of accusations made against Chinese forestry company Bai Shan Lin in recent weeks, Williams and the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) is probing the matter on behalf of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) which has pledged to support the effort.

Last Thursday, Williams told this newspaper that he was preparing to send correspondence to the GFC to request the agreement by which the Chinese logging company is allowed to operate in Guyana’s logging sector. Williams had said that the agreements with other operators would be sought as the organization looks  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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