Youth Urged To Help Educate People Against Bush Burning
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Nana Effah Boakye, Brong-Ahafo Regional President of the Anti-bushfire squad has called on the youth to join the campaign in educating the people against the rampant destruction of the ecology through bush burning. He said this would help curb the rampant perennial bush fires with their disastrous effects on the vegetative cover and personal properties in the region. Nana Effah, who is the Krontihene of Fiaso, made the call at a public forum at Forikrom organized by the Abrono Organic Farming Project to educate the youth and farmers on the dangers of bush burning. He stressed that food crops such as cassava, cashew and mango had been destroyed by bushfires due to the lack of education of the farmers and asked the youth to help reverse the trend. Nana Kwao Adams, Twafohene of Forikrom and Executive Director of the Abrono Project, said the forum was to inform all stakeholders on the effective management of forests through its protection against bush burning. He urged the people to also protect tourist attraction sites, noting that the bats cave at Forikrom had been well developed as tourist attractions The chief cautioned hunters to refrain from using naked fire to trap their game, and that, offenders would not be spared when caught.