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In Sierra Leone, Timber Director Suspended

In Sierra Leone, Timber Director Suspended

The Timber Association, Sierra Leone wish to inform the general public that Mr. Alie Suma that having been issued concession licenses to extract and exploit timber in the Bombali and Port Loko District forests respectively by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security has been suspended from the Association with immediate effect for the following reasons listed below:

  1. That despite numerous efforts made by the association to persuade Mr. Ali Suma to pay the sum of Le2.5 billion owed some members from the association for timber they supplied him during the six months grace export period. Mr. Alie Suma had failed time without numbers to pay after all payments plan and date given by him to meet his credit worthiness.
  2. That Mr. Alie Suma did not own any nursery production site in the Northern region and has never embarked on any tree planting exercise on his own neither took part in the tree planting exercise undertaking by the association to reforest and aforest 250 acres of depleted and degraded areas in the northern region with 1,500,000 trees.
  3. That despite the current ban on the harvesting on timber in Sierra Leone for exportation, Mr. Alie Suma is presently extracting timber and exploiting the forest in the Sanda Magbolontor Chiefdom, Port Loko District and Sanda Loko Chiefdom in the Bombali District at an alarming rate beyond geometrical projection.
  4. That Mr. Alie Suma is in the habit of marshalling youths in the name of association as members thereby impersonating and misrepresenting the association at relevant ministries at state house and other media houses which is a crime that is tantamount to litigation in a court of law.
  5. That his factory situated at Waterloo Western Rural District is only meant to cross-cut timber into various sizes and not capable to add 60% value as stated in the revise policy for setting up a wood factory in Sierra Leone let alone own four (4) factories as he is purporting.
  6. In light of the above, Mr. Alie Suma has been suspended from the association forthwith. Therefore, the public, corporate businesses, line ministries and all relevant stakeholders in the timber industry that enter into any transaction with Mr. Alie Suma will be doing it solely with him as an individual and not in  the name of timber association Sierra Leone.
  7. You have been warned!
Allan Barrie, National Chairman (Acotida)                                    
Alpha Kallon, National Chairman (ATHPE)

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