The Forestry Commission (FC) has revealed plans of using drones to monitor the forest areas, especially during odd hours.
Per a Peacefmonline.com report, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the FC, Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, explained that the move is also aimed that guarding against negative consequences of illegal activities.
The FC has indicated that the perpetrators of forest crime have become more sophisticated and complex in their activities and it has, therefore, become necessary to leverage on technology to counter the situation.
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Speaking in Accra last Thursday (March 21, 2019) at the launch of the International Day of Forests, Owusu-Afriyie added that the drones had become necessary to easily access the forests, move over a larger area in a short period of time and reconcile information in real time.
We have our staff undergoing intensive training, while we are collaborating with the ministry of lands and natural resources to source for funding to procure the drones,” he said.
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