Daboya Worried About Illegal Chainsaw Operators Invasion

SOME residents of Daboya and its surrounding communities in North Gonja have expressed worry about the wanton felling of lumber in the area.

Mr. Saaka Sulemana,  a resident of Daboya, told The Ghanaian Times that illegal chainsaw operators had invaded the whole district, felling trees indiscriminately without due regard to the future of the people in the area.

“These illegal chainsaw operators are not afraid of anything or anybody as they operate in broad-day light,” he said and hinted that the illegal operators had been maltreating residents who dared demand their licence for operation.

“The rate at which these illegal chain saw operators are depleting and destroying the forest and the environment is frightening,” he said, and added “something urgent ought to be done to stop this illegal practice”.

It is recalled that the president of Gonjaland Youth Association, Alhassan Dramani, at the end of the association’s annual congress recently, expressed concern about illegal chainsaw operations in the Gonjaland and said the association had issued a firm warning to all those involved in the illegal destruction of the environment to stop the practice.

The District Chief Executive for North Gonja, Sorku Yahuza, when contacted, said the invasion of the illegal chainsaw operators was worrying to the assembly, and blamed the Forestry Department, for conniving and condoning with the operators.

Mr. Yahuza assured that the assembly would do everything possible to halt the activities of the operators and called for the assistance of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resource and the National Security in that direction.

SOME residents of Daboya and its surrounding communities in North Gonja have expressed worry about the wanton felling of lumber in the area.

Mr. Saaka Sulemana,  a resident of Daboya, told The Ghanaian Times that illegal chainsaw operators had invaded the whole district, felling trees indiscriminately without due regard to the future of the people in the area.

“These illegal chainsaw operators are not afraid of anything or anybody as they operate in broad-day light,” he said and hinted that the illegal operators had been maltreating residents who dared demand their licence for operation.

“The rate at which these illegal chain saw operators are depleting and destroying the forest and the environment is frightening,” he said, and added “something urgent ought to be done to stop this illegal

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