A/R: Hunters, chainsaw operators and illegal miners cautioned to stay away from forest reserves- Forestry Manager

A/R: Hunters, Chainsaw Operators and Illegal Miners cautioned to stay away from forest reserves- Forestry Manager

The Ashanti regional manager of the forestry commission, Mr Augustine Kofi Gyedu has cautioned recalcitrant invaders who to desist from acts that could land them into serious trouble. He said illegal miners, chainsaw operators, hunters etc who invade forest illegally should desist.

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According to him, their acts of illegalities are against the rules of this country, and that anyone found culpable will be dealt with.

He mentioned how the commission is very serious to clamp down on such recalcitrant people where pleaded with Ghanaians to involve themselves in the fight.

The Regional Manager in the course of the interaction, also revealed that the commission is targeting to plant four (4) million trees in the region this year, 2022.

According to him, this forms part of the Commission’s mission to plant 20 million trees across the country this year.
The commitment, he said, is to help replace Ghana’s deteriorating green forest.

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“We’ve targeted to plant 20 million trees this year across the country. Ashanti Region is determined to plant 4 million out of the 20million. We’re pleading with all stakeholders and the district assemblies within region to take part in the exercise” Mr Augustine Kofi Gyedu pleaded

According to him, some of these trees are going to be planted home whilst others will be planted in the bush.

“2,163,000 of the trees would be planted in the various forest reserve of the region and the remaining would planted in the various homes and places. The project is expected to start in June, 2022.

He further explained that farmers and household owners can request for the trees to be planted in their various areas. He said that can be done through the various assemblies or the forestry commission.

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