Two poachers have been arrested inside the Mole National Park in the Savannah Region for killing an antelope and a water buck. The two, Abdulai Osman from Larabanga and Fuseini Sumani from Damongo Atributo all in the West Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region were arrested in the Palma beat of the Mole National Park at about 6:30pm on Friday 23rd December, 2022. The rangers at the Mole National Park who were on the field and has been tracking the two Poachers for sometime now managed to apprehend them. They poachers have been handed over to the Damongo Municipal Police Command and will be arranged before court. The Manager of the Mole National Park, Mr Ali Mahama confirmed the arrest to Zion Abdul Rauf stating that; “the Poachers killed an antelope and a water buck”. Mr Mahama added; “We are wide awake and will make the Park a no go area for all Poachers. Our duty is to protect the animals and we will do everything to protect them from Poachers”.
The arrested poachers
In Ghana, according to Wildlife Reserves regulations, it is illegal for anybody to enter & hunt, capture, or destroy any plant or animal in any wildlife reserve without written permission from the authorities. This makes all forms of hunting in wildlife reserves illegal. Poaching at the Mole National Park is either for the bush meat trade or is local subsistence poaching which in all form is illegal.