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Forestry Commission blamed for fires on Kabakaba Hill

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Mr Joy Agbleze, Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Fire Service in Ho has accused the Forestry Commission for setting fire on the Kabakaba Hills overlooking Ho to manage its teak reserve at the foot of the hills.

“Irrespective of our surveillance and constant education, the Hill is set on fire every year and we suspect it is being caused by some personnel of the Forestry Commission,” he said.

Mr Agbleze said his outfit has done enough education for the chiefs and communities around the Hill and has credible information indicating that some personnel of the Forestry Commission were responsible for fires on the Hill.

Mr Tordey Gershon Amaglo, Ho Municipal Forestry Commission Customer Service Officer, also denied the allegation and said his outfit had a report that an insane person was setting the fires on the Hill.

He said though many possessed the false notion that the Forestry Commission uses fire as management tool, it was not true in the case of the Kabakaba Hill because the Kabakaba Hill is a protected Reserve and burning is not allowed there.

“We work closely with Fire Service and cannot do otherwise,” Mr Amaglo said.

Source: GNA

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