Deal #7875

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Grand Gedeh, Liberia

Target country
Liberia

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 42424
Comment on land area
The Neezonnie CFMA is 42,424 hectares

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
[2011] Forest logging / management (for wood and fibre) (42424 ha)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Concession
Comment on nature of the deal
CFMA 1 license was awarded to Neezonnie-Gbao Community; sub-contracted to A & M Enterprises Inc.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Neezonnie Community Forests signed separate Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in May 2011 with A&M Enterprises Inc. to allow commercial logging. The concession expired on 31 May 2013, yet pre-felling activities are currently continuing in the absence of a contract.

Leasing fees

Comment on leasing fees
As of November 2016, LH owed the Liberian government US$ 280,836 in rental fees and arrears from previously-unpaid fees for CFMA 1 and CFMA 2 together.

Contract #1

Contract number
CFMA 1
Contract date
2011-05-18
Contract expiration date
2013-05-31
Comment on contract
The concession expired on 31 May 2013, yet pre-felling activities are currently continuing in the absence of a contract.

Operating company

Name of investment project
Neezonnie Community Forest
Comment on investment chain
CFMA 1 license was awarded to Neezonnie-Gbao Community; sub-contracted to A & M Enterprises Inc. who holds no business registration in Liberia. It is operated by Liberian Hardwood Corp.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
Major Flaws uncovered in the Blouquia & Neezonnie CFMA allocation processes
Date
2014

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Tyler, Kollie, Ricks Toweh Caught in Smelly Global Witness Report
Date
2017-02-14

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
What can Liberia do and what can other VPA and EITI countries learn?
Date
2017

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Trees (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

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