Sefwi youth supports Forestry Commission

The youth of Sefwi have joined the Forestry Commission in its decision to destroy illegal farms in the Anhwiaso East Forest Reserve.

This is in contrast to that of the Sefwi-Anhwiaso Traditional Council, which has allegedly protested the measure.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency after their meeting in Bibiani, Mr Ernest Yaw Gyening, leader of a group, calling itself “Sefwi Concerned Youth Association”, said they were happy that about 280 hectares of the degraded reserve had been replanted.

This, he said, was helping to create job opportunity, particularly for the youth in the forest fringe communities which included,  Manse, Bayerebon Number Two, Bethlehem, Amokaka, Mmerewa, Mpesiem and Nkronua.

Mr Gyening said every support should be given to the District’s Forest Service Division to sustain the plantation development programme to restore the destroyed reserve.

He appealed to the traditional council to review its position and support the programme.

Source: GNA

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