NKORANZA S: Assemblyman calls for a task force against chainsaw operators
Mr Akrapim Baffoe, Assemblyman for Asuosu Electoral Area in the Nkoranza South Municipality, has urged the youth in the communities to form a task force to arrest chainsaw operators.
Addressing a meeting of the chiefs and people of Nyinase, Mr Baffoe said some chainsaw operators had began illegal operations in the area and should be prevented from destroying the forest.
He appealed to the people of Mpem, Nyinase, Kwafre and Amana to be vigilant to check illegal timber operations in their areas.
Mr Baffoe said the task force would be formed in collaboration with the Nkoranza South Municipal Forestry Officer, the Municipal Police Commander and the Municipal Fire Officer to strengthen its operations.
He called on the unit committees in the communities to undertake communal labour to weed around electric poles to prevent them from being destroyed by bushfires during the harmattan and urged farmers and palm wine tappers to handle fire with care to prevent any disaster.