Traditional ruler demands royalties from Kakum Park

kakum1Nana Afrifa Yamoah II, chief of Jukwa, has said since the establishment of the Kakum National Park in 1995 no royalties had been paid to the land owners from the revenue accruing from its operation.

The park is a major tourist attraction and is home to elephants and many other animal species, including several varieties of butterflies.
Nana Yamoah said this when the Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira District Chief Executive, Mr Foster Joseph Andoh, paid a courtesy call on the Denkyirahene, Odeefuo Boa Amponsem III, at Jukwa.

He appealed to Mr Andoh to work in consultation with the Department of Game and Wildlife towards the payment of royalties.

Nana Yamoah also appealed to the district assembly to enact bye laws to stem the rate at which domestic animals are left to roam, thereby causing public nuisance.

Odeefuo Boa Amponsem appealed to the government to create a separate district for the Hemang-Lower-Denkyira constituency to enhance the development of the area and create more job avenues for the youth.

He advised the DCE to discharge his duties without fear or favour, be steadfast and ensure the equitable development of the district.

Mr. Andoh said the assembly would acquire land banks in the district for future development and appealed for the support of the chiefs and land owners.

He said there are plans to rehabilitate the markets at Twifo- Praso, Hemang, Wawase and Jukwa.

Mr Andoh paid similar calls on Nana Kwesikenin III, Omanhene of Atti-Morkwa Traditional Area and Otumfuo Amoah Sasraku II, Omanhene Twifo-Hemang Traditional Area.

Source: GNA

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