Govt Finally Imposes Total Ban On Rosewood Export
The government has completely banned the export of rosewood from the country.
The ban is a measure taken by the government to stop illicit harvesting, transporting, processing, trading and exporting of rosewood and control its exploitation.
It was announced by the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, in a statement cited by The Ghana Report.
The minister has therefore directed that henceforth, all confiscated rosewood be auctioned only to the domestic market.
Further to this directive, no person who acquires rosewood at such an auction would be permitted to export it outside the country.
Accordingly, the minister has charged the Forestry Commission to cease the issuance of the convention on international trade in endangered species (CITES) permits for the exportation of rosewood.