Wednesday, 1 December 2010 11:48 AM

Government Sacks Forestry Minister

The National Coalition for Rural Advancement Government Caucus has yesterday resolved to sack the government's Forestry Minister Bodo Detke.

Prime Minister's Press Secretary Alfred Sasako confirmed to the local media that the Minister of Forest was relieved of his duty following caucus discussions.

Mr Sasako says although he was not briefed on reasons behind the sacking, he believes the sacking is related "to a particular forestry issue."

Mr Bodo in October this year seized MV Pacific Banghu which was carrying 18,000 cubic meters of round logs to Noro Port in Western Province.

The Magistrate had overruled the ministerial order and allowed the ship to continue it journey to Asia.

Mr Detke's logging company, Success Company Limited was also ordered by the High Court on Friday to halt operations on Kolombangara.

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