On the occasion of
World Environment Day (WED) which is celebrated on 5th June every year, the Manager of the Mole National Park in the West Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region Mr Ali Mahama has called on everyone especially people from the Savannah Region to reflect on the destruction of the environment.
Speaking to Bole based Nkilgi FM on 5th June, 2020, Mr Ali Mahama said there is massive degradation of the environment and entreated all and sundry to help stop charcoal burning, cutting down of trees and killing of animals.
Mr Mahama said some parts of the country are suffering because they could not control their vegetation cover resulting in lack of rain, difficulty in farming and less grass cover for their animals to graze.
The Mole National Park Manager bemoaned the recent phenomenon in which people are now cutting down commercial tress especially the Shea tree for charcoal burning.
“Tress are being cut down everywhere but let’s ask ourselves, are we planting more trees? What legacy are we going to leave for generations unborn?”; Mr Ali asked.
Mr Mahama said rainfall pattern is today has changed with adverse overreaching impact on populace due to the wanton destruction of the environment.
Mr Ali Mahama also gave a message to poachers by explaining that the Mole National Park is the property of Ghana government government as well the heritage of the traditional Authorities. He emphatically stated that hunting is prohibited in the Mole National Park and that even hunters that have a licenses to hunt should not come near the Mole National Park.
He said animals used to be everywhere but they are finished because they have not been protected and that is their work to protect the animals in the Park.
World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5th June every year, and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awarenesson emerging from environmental issues to marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
World Environment Day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, WED has provided a new theme that major corporations, NGOs,. communities, governments and all celebrities worldwide adopt to advocate environmental causes.