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Upper East Regional Minister declares ‘war’ on illegal felling of trees

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Rockson Bukari Ayine, Upper East Regional Minister has hinted the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) will soon set up a task-force to clamp down on the activities of unscrupulous people whose activities are fast depleting forest reserves in the region.

Felling of rosewood trees in recent years in the region has become a threat to the already-taunted forest reserves in districts such as Builsa South, Talensi, Zebila, Bongo, Garu-Tempane and Bawku.

However, those behind the illicit act are often said to be highly connected with authorities especially those in government. In some instances, they also condone and connive with chiefs and some heads of supervising departments of same reserves to perpetrate the act. In most instances, foreign nationals are deeply involved in financing the illegal act. But, Mr. Bukari, affectionately called ‘Action Man’ has declared war on those who deplete forest reserves.

Briefing the media Thursday after a team of soldiers impounded a track in a bush near Anateem in the Bolgatanga Municipality loaded with rosewood; Mr. Bukari said he believes there is a syndicate operating the illegal venture and vows to make their trade unattractive.

He explained that he immediately informed the Army Commander and the Regional Police Commander to dispatch officers to a bush near Anateem after he was hinted that some operators were felling rosewood trees in the area. But before the officers arrived in the bush, the operators had bolted with the machine and the driver of the truck and his mate also abandoned the track and ran away.

By: topnewsghana.com/Ghana


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