ENVIRONMENT

MCE Promise to deal with illegal loggers
Mr. Yaw Boahen, the Municipal Chief Executive of the Ahafo Ano North Municipality has sent a stanch warning to illegal loggers who are keen on destroying the vast forest reserve in the Ahafo area.

Date Created : 3/16/2018 3:27:26 AM : Story Author : Alice Abubakari/Adu Gyamfi/Ghanadistricts.com

Mr Boahen said “many people have thronged into the virgin forest without any permission or license and stealing wood. By so doing their activities are depleting the forest.”

The illicit modus operandi is to enter the forests deeply at night and on taboo days and Sundays where it becomes difficult to track them down.



He added, the assembly has strategized by forming a taskforce to monitor the activities of illegal loggers in collaboration with the forestry commission.

Speaking in an interview at Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region, the MCE advice the youth in his municipality and Ghana as a whole to stay in the country and find something doing than to travel to an unknown country and suffer.

He employed the youth to take advantage of the government planting for food and jobs program to make life better.

Mr Boahen, however gave accounts of how together with his Member of Parliament, Evans Opoku Bobie, they have signed an Agreement with a foreign firm to establish a food processing factory to deal with the menace of foodstuffs which rot in its season because of no market and storage unit.

On the promises of the president and the NPP government to Ghanaians, he was optimistic that the president is on course and have laid the foundation for jobs and prosperity and entreated all and sundry to have hope in the government and also to support the developmental agenda of the president.