Mr Habibu Muftawu, PRO of the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council says the committee that was commissioned by the Savannah Region Coordinating Council to implement the recommendations of a committee of enquiry on illegal logging and commercial charcoal production will any time soon mount checks at various exit and entry points in the Region to arrest those involved in the act.
Mr. Muftawu made this known to Yagbon Radio Abdul Fatawu during Yagbon Radio morning show ” Tea cup” on Tuesday May, 19, 2020.
Muftawu told Abdul Fatawu that the committee will within this week visit the Yagbon wura palace for his approval for them to kick start the mounting of barriers at various entry and exit points in the Savannah Region.
He said, this is the first time the fight against illegal logging and charcoal production has the full backing of the Regional Coordinating Council and the Gonja Traditional Council.
Muftawu, therefore called for support from everyone to help the committee in the fight against the menace of illegal logging and production of charcoal in commercial quantities.
“The fight against charcoal production in large quantities and illegal logging is a collective responsibility and hence every citizen of Region must support the fight as our forest is fast depleting”, Muftawu indicated.
Charcoal production in commercial quantities and illegal logging in the Savannah Region for the past years has left farmers with low yields as the soil is gradually loosing its fertility.
Source: Yagbon Radio