Climate Change & Energy
Galamsey: Atiwa forest, others in Eastern Region under attack – Lands Minister
Source: myjoyonline.com - May 25, 2023
Lands Minister Samuel Abu Jinapor has bemoaned the continuous destruction of the country’s forest reserves by illegal miners.
He said the Atiwa forest and others in the Eastern Region are currently under attack by the illegal miners.
According to him, these miscreants have to be dealt with immediately to protect the forest reserves in the region.
“Atiwa forest and various forests in the Eastern region are under attack from illegal miners, and galamseyers.”
“Please rid these forest reserves of illegal miners and illegal loggers and other activities which threaten the survival of forest reserves in our country,” he said.
The Minister was speaking at the commissioning of an office complex for the Forestry Commission in the Eastern Region on Wednesday.
However, the Damongo MP assured that the Forestry Commission would be provided with the needed tools to fight the menace.
Mr Jinapor insisted that no one would be spared regardless of their stature.
“You [Forestry Commission] have our full support, whether they are high people or low people, whether political leaders or not, your work is to ensure that all forest reserves in this country are protected.”
“Government will provide bulletproof vests and other weapons to aid your work,” he added.
May 25, 2023