GOVERNMENT TO PICK A FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL LUMBERING -VICE PRESIDENT

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The Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has disclosed that government is very determined to protect the environment, the forest and river bodies from excessive exploitation and degradation. He expressed that the Northern Savannah ecological zone is under threat of losing its natural vegetation through illegal lumbering and bush fires.
“My attention have been drawn to the activities of timber merchants who have located to the Sissala East Municipal area and are seriously cutting rosewood for export”. He has therefore warned that “Government will take up this matter with the Forestry Commission for redress in order to stop the rapid degradation of the environment” he assures.
The municipality for several years suffered devastation on its vegetation by the activities of rosewood merchants who are mainly Chinese nationals with the aid of some chiefs and landlords as well as some community members. This created countless disputes that disturbed the peace of the citizenry and has far forced political reigns to be speechless even though several attempts have been made to deter the activity.

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