- Some people are engaged in illegal lumbering as forest officers and police officials look on unconcerned
- The situation is reported to be happening at Ogorme, a farming community near Akyem Tontro in the Eastern region
- A concerned citizen, Humphrey Davy Narh, has reported the matter to the police but no results have been achieved
YEN.com.gh understands that some forest officers in the Eastern region are indifferent to the activities of illegal lumberers at Ogorme, a farming community near Akyem Tontro in the Eastern region
Information available suggests that despite the sounds of chainsaw machines that can be heard from a forest cover, people tasked to protect such areas have failed to execute their duties.
The lumberers allegedly transport their goods at night with ease to sawmills as police officials and forest officers look on unconcerned.
Per a report by Starrfm.com.gh, Humphrey Davy Narh, a pensioner, who is passionate about environmental issues, has been fighting the canker but feels threatened.
He is reported to have informed police officials at Akyem Tafo on November 7, 2017, about the activities of the lumberers but it led to nothing.
Narh has since been issued with death threats but that did little to stop him as he filed another complaint, expressing his disappointment at the manner in which the case is being handled.
YEN.com.gh understands that from Ghana’s original forest cover of 8.2 million hectares from the onset of the last century, only an estimated 1.6 million hectares remain.
In other news, the House of Parliament has initiated plans to campaign for the construction of the $200 million chamber.
The new development comes after it revealed plans of officially halting the project after intense pressure on social media as well as other platforms.
The initiative is dubbed ‘It’s our Parliament #Letstalkmore’ and comes as news of an upcoming demonstration scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 13, 2019, surfaced online.
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