Development Talk: Land Rental Fees and Unfufilled Promises

Listen to this latest installment of Development Talk here: http://www.mixcloud.com/sdiliberia/delayed-promises-community-land-renta...

Land Rental Fees are surface rental payments by logging companies to the Liberian Government for operating logging concessions related to Forest Management Contracts and / or Timber Sales Contracts. The National Forestry Reform Law of 2006 (NFRL 2006) Regulation 106 requires that 30% of the Land Rental Fees goes to communities affected by logging operations while another 30% goes to all counties and the balance 40% is retained by National Government. This week’s Development Talk will discuss issues around these challenges and provide the public an opportunity to be updated about progress the Government has made in granting communities access to their share of Land Rental Fees from logging operations.