Ghana Tourism over Mining? Should Atewa Forest Reserve be a National Park?

March 31st, 2019
Ghana Tourism over Mining? Should Atewa Forest Reserve be a National Park?
In Ghana, a Rocha Ghana and Concerned Citizens of Atewa Landscape (CCLA), both non-governmental organizations (NGOs), have urged the government to designate the Atewa Forest Reserve as a national park, to generate additional income for the country. The NGOs asked the government to review its stance of allowing mining in the Atewa Forest, considering its importance to the livelihood of humans and biodiversity. Mr. Oteng Adjei, the Public Relations Officer, CCAL, made the call at a press conference on Friday in Accra. Mr. Adjei said that Atewa Forest is the source of three rivers, Densu, Ayensu and Birim, and there was the need to protect the reserve from any activity that could put these rivers at risk. He asked the government to consider the environmental impact above temporary economic conditions, regarding mining in the forest reserve. Mr. Adjei noted that activities in forest reserves in the Eastern and Western regions ... read more
Source: www.eturbonews.comPublished on 2019-03-30By Juergen T Steinmetz

 

 

 

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