Madagascar Customs Workers to Expand Strike, Le Midi Reports
Customs workers in Madagascar plan to expand a strike until a commission to investigate a recent case of illegal rosewood exports is put in place along with safeguards to prevent more unlawful shipments, Le Midi reported.
A strike in the eastern port of Toamasina that started on July 1 went nationwide after talks failed between the director- general of customs, Vola Razafindramiandra, and Minister of Finance Hery Rajaonarimampianina, the Antananarivo-based newspaper said, citing a union official.
Madagascar recently received $52 million in World Bank funding for environmental projects on the basis that the government crack down on the illegal logging trade.
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