The attention of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been drawn to a video recording by the Citizen Vigilante TV.
As reported in the video by the Youtube TV Channel, some residents of Alakple Atsito in the Volta Region, are alleged to have engaged in unlawful and indiscriminating cutting down of trees planted by the Forestry Commission, an agency of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.
According to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the said trees were planted by government to restore Ghana’s destroyed vegetative cover.
The Deputy Minister In Charge of Lands & Forestry, Benito Bio has unreservedly condemned the act and has since informed the Volta Regional Minister and the Volta Regional Manager of the Forest Service Division of the Forestry Commission to initiate investigations into the allegations and assist in bringing the perpetrators to book.
“We, therefore, entreat the general public to avoid indiscriminate felling of trees. We guarantee that the perpetrators, if found guilty, would be dealt with in accordance with the law.” Benito Bio noted
“The Ministry, hereby, reminds Ghanaians that trees are indispensable part of human life and integral to the ecosystem. It is necessary for our human survival. Hence, we call on each and every one to help protect Ghana’s vegetative cover against destruction.” He added