Regional News of Thursday, 31 January 2013
The Nkoranza South Municipal Anti-Bushfire Committee has warned the youth in the communities to desist from organizing group hunting during the harmattan.
In addition, opinion leaders in the communities should ensure that people from other places did not enter their farms to engage in hunting to destroy their food crops.
Mr Evans Osei-Worae, Nkoranza South Municipal NADMO Coordinator gave the warning at a meeting of members of the reactivated anti-bushfire committee at Nkoranza.
The committee comprises representative from NADMO, Ghana Police Service, Ghana National Fire Service, Environmental Health Department, Forestry Department, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Traditional Council and the Media.
Mr Osei-Worae expressed concern about how some youth from Techiman organized themselves into groups during the harmattan and visited some communities within the Nkoranza Municipality to hunt for game and said the committee would not tolerate such indiscipline behavior this year.
He appealed to opinion leaders in Techiman, the traditional authorities, political leaders and religious bodies to educate the youth not to enter any community in Nkoranza to create misunderstanding among them and the people.
Mr Osei-Worae cautioned some communities in Nkoranza, who used poisonous chemicals for fishing in the rivers, not to undertake such an expedition this year because offenders would be arrested and prosecuted.
He pointed out that some people from Pruso, Asuano, Ayerede, Donkro-Nkwanta, Nysinase, Kwafre and Jerusalem were noted for such negative practices during the dry season.
Mr Osei-Worae called on the Zonal NADMO Coordinators and the community fire volunteers to be vigilant on the activities and movements of the people to check against any human activities that would have adverse effect on the environment in order to save lives and property in the communities.
Meanwhile, the Nkoranza South Municipal Anti-Bushfire Committee has suggested to the Assembly to institute awards for communities that would not record any bushfire this year for other communities to emulate them.