NGOs call on Congolese General Prosecutor to investigate the role of several former ministers in illegal logging operations
May 5, 2022
A group of Congolese and international NGOs have written to DRC’s General Prosecutor calling on him to investigate reports of widespread illegal logging, which implicate as many as six former ministers.
On 1 April, the Environment ministry finally released a long-suppressed audit of the country’s logging industry by the Congolese General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF), which found widespread illegal logging in the country. Although the government has since suspended twelve of the illegal concessions listed, this appears to be only a fraction of the total number.