By Godfrey Olukya 9-8-2013
USA’s official in the office of the Spokesman, Jen Psaki has said that USA is happy over the arrest of a notorious dealer in Ivory.
In a statement released to the press, he said, ”We commend the Togolese
authorities on their recent efforts to halt the illegal trade of ivory in West Africa by arresting a notorious wildlife trafficker on August 6.
This arrest represents an important step in protecting valuable African wildlife and investigating criminal organizations. We urge Togolese authorities to conduct a full investigation and hold accountable to the fullest extent of the law those who engaged in the trafficking of ivory.
As demonstrated by the Executive Order signed by President Obama on July 1during his visit to Africa, combating wildlife trafficking is an important priority of the United States. We will continue to work with partner nations to support efforts to put an end to this illegal activity, which threatens security and the rule of law, undermines conservation efforts, robs local communities of their economic base, and contributes to the emergence and spread of disease.”