Verification and Field Audit Under TLAS Implementation
Field Verification and Audit are prescribed functions under the Ghana Timber Legality Assurance System (GhLAS). The functions of verification and audit which are performed by the TVD are guided by detailed guideline manuals particularly referred to as Verification Protocols. The Verification Protocols provide guidance on processes and procedures for verifying legal compliance. The Protocols provide standardized approach to verification that ensures as well as promotes the completeness, consistency, comparability, accuracy and transparency of non-compliances violations that will be reported. The verification protocols were first field tested in March 2014 with C SOs participation that showed very promising results.