The Dagbonwura, Yaa Naa Mahama Abubakari II, has expressed concern in regards to the rising degradation of Ghana’s forest cowl saying, “it’s a threat to our survival as a country.”
To this finish, he has charged the federal government to accentuate the struggle towards unlawful mining, generally known as ‘galamsey’ and different actions that deplete the forest.
Speaking on the Gbewaa Palace, right here at Yendi within the Northern Region, the King of Dagbon famous that the palace was ready to supply its full assist in curbing all unlawful practices towards the setting.
He stated these when the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor paid a courtesy name on him, as a part of a week-long tour of the 5 areas within the northern components of the nation.
“We are at present confronted with the problem of wanton destruction of our forest cowl. This is a risk to our survival as a nation.
I implore you, because the Minister, to all the time lead and intensify the struggle towards such illegalities on the setting,” the Yaa Naa said.
Despite the big nature of the duty, he stated, combating towards threats on the setting was essential now and for the long run and must be finished with all effort.
On his half, Mr Jinapor touted the Yaa- Naa’s management expertise and welcomed his admonitions on the necessity to intensify the struggle towards environmental degradation.
He stated the federal government had already taken steps to take care of the “attack on the environment,” together with Operation Halt to struggle unlawful mining.
He, nevertheless, harassed the necessity for assist from chiefs and conventional leaders for the varied interventions rolled out by the federal government to make sure the specified outcomes have been achieved.
The Minister stated the federal government thought of chiefs as pivotal within the exploration and administration of the nation’s pure sources.
In this regard, Mr Jinapor known as for his or her cooperation to make sure the sources remained helpful to Ghanaians and the nation as a complete.
“The authorities of President Nana Akufo-Addo believes that the administration and exploration of Ghana’s sources can greatest be finished by robust collaboration with our chiefs.
That’s why my delegation and I are earlier than you, our revered chief to courtroom your assist and collaboration for the efficient implementation of plans and methods for the event of our sources,” the Minister added.
FROM CLAUDE NYARKO ADAMS, YENDI