A number of Non governmental Organisations (NGO’s) including NothCode, the Social Initiative for Literacy and Development Program (SILDEP) and led by the Jaksally Development Organisation have partnered with the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council and Municipal and Metropolitan Chief Exs (MDCE’s) to dialogue with stakeholders on the need for enhancing the protection and conservation of rosewood and other economic wood lots around the Savannah ecological Zone on Tuesday 27th of October 2020.
Speaking exclusively to Bole based Nkilgi FM at the Wuripe and Sons Royal Lodge, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jaksally Mr Seidu Abubakari Jeremiah explained that, securing the fragile woodlands of the Savannah region for the climate resilience were key to the NGO’s meeting with key stakeholders.
He added that the NGO’s deem it necessary to discuss with the custodians of the land, and other key stakeholders on enhancing the protection and conservation of Rosewood and other economic wood lots within Savannah region.
Mr Jeremiah urges everyone to rally behind to achieve such heights through commitment and hardwork.
The District Chief Executive (FCE) for Bole Madam Veronica Alele Heming also speaking to Nkilgi FM said she actually had a District Security Committee (DISEC) meetings in Bole District at Sonyor and Kakiase because there were security issues concerning rosewood and charcoal burning.
Madam Veronica Alele Heming added that, there is the need to have a “movement” that will be stronger than apartheid.
In her view, if rosewood and charcoal burning is not stopped, the future generations will not be able to recognise and identify rosewood and other important economic trees due to certain negligence caused by people purportedly to be coming from the southern part of Ghana.
The DCE highlighted the need to maintain the Savannah enclave for the betterment of the people.
She finally pledged to support in the fight in ending charcoal burning and rosewood in the Bole District of the Savannah region.
Also attending the programme were Hon Assembly members from across the Savannah region inckusimg the Presiding Members for Bole and West Gonja District and Municipality respectively, the Bishop of the Damongo Diocese of the Catholic Church, the Security, sub- Chiefs of the Gonja Traditional area and the media.
Earlier a delegation of the representatives of the NGO’s visited the Place of Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso (I) at his palace and put before him their concerns and mission.
The Bolewura pledged his commitment to ending this menace within his jurisdiction.
He said upon assuming the Bole skin as the Bolewura, he wrote letters to the various communities and key stakeholders in the Bole traditional area about ending rosewood and Charcoal burning.
He said has no doubt that people like Jeremiah Seidu and his team could help them combat this menace.