GHANAIAN POLITICS SOME IIIEGAL CHAINSAW OPRATORS HAVE INVADED THE DESIRI FOREST RESERVE IN THE COUNTRY
According to Member of forestry board, Dr Jude Afoakwa,CEO of NhyiraBa afoakwa herble center,Trede Mpatase3 in the Ashanti region ,the activities of the illegal operators who are said to be operating both day and midnight is fast depleting the forest.
The forest is said to be one of the important national national reserve in region, sharing boundaries with the Ashanti and Western Region.
cutting down trees for lumber.Some chainsaw operators at work
He accused the Forestry Commission, some opinion leaders as well as politicians for turning blind eye over the development.
Speaking on the matter in an World Forest day meeting in the Ashanti region, Jude Afoakwa lamented that, people who are paid to ensure that the forest reserve is protected including some influential Chiefs are deep rooted in the criminal activities.
Unpatriotic Ghanaians including the traditional authorities, politicians and even the very people who are paid to protect the forest, have all contributed to the rapid degradation of the reserves”,he lamented.
Timber track loaded He therefore appealed to individuals and traditional authorities to help the District Assembly curb the situation.
Dr Jude Afoakwa, who was clearly not happy about the fast depletion of the forest reserve has called on the National Security and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to help the district fight activities of illegal chainsaw operators.