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Three Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Tropenbos Ghana, Arocha Ghana and Friends of the Earth NGO, have jointly held a forum to sensitize the Ghanaian media on a need for the sustainable management of the country’s natural resources.
The program seeks to identify some challenges and proffer solutions to ensure that our forestry and mining sectors in Ghana are well protected.
A solicitor at Opinsan Chambers, Clement Kojo Akapame, who engaged the media pleaded with Parliament to enact more laws on mining and ensure that such laws are well enforced to ensure maximum revenue generation.
“We have beautiful crafted mining laws, we have to work towards enforcement especially in the forestry and mining sectors,” he stated.
“There should be more legislation to enable us manage our forest resources to be sustainable and ensure that we get the needed revenue out of these natural resources,” he added.
The administrative officer for Tropenbos Ghana, Olivia Ansu Amponsah, pleaded with all stakeholders in the mining and forestry sector to remain committed in working hard for the protection of our natural resources.
” It is sad that in the future our children would come and meet deserts instead of forests reserves due to illegal logging and many others. There are no more tress in the forests.
“I advice that all people entrusted with the job of taking care of our natural resources to do their well,” she added.
Source: Priscilla Anum-Noi || ghananewsonline.com.gh