District Chief Executive Officer for Amansie West Hon Nii Lartey Ollenu has sent a strong word of caution to miners and chainsaw operators.
He said at the national launch of the famous Green Ghana Project that persons found felling a tree without the permit from the Forestry Commission or appropriate quarters will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
The DCE added that any individual or group seen uprooting or destroing any of the planted seedlings captured under the tree planting exercise will not be spared or left off the hook.
The assembly under his able administration he noted is determined to ensure sustainability and promote the vision of His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo i.e Green Ghana Project, aimed at mitigating climate change.
He lamented that among human activities, deforestation has dominantly affected the pattern of climate, indicating that the exercise which is a component of the global Sustainable Development Goals is geared towards addressing the situation.
Hon Olenu announced at launch that Amansie West District has been allotted 10,000 varieties of commercial seedlings for planting.
He explained that out of the number, some will be dispensed to the District Education Directorate for Schools, Health Directorate for the various CHIP zones and health institutions and the Agric Directorate.
All interested residents and farmers he noted are to call on the Agric Directorate for their free share of the seedligs for planting.
In support of the move, Hon Olenu disclosed that the assembly has received 2,500 varieties of seedlings from Asanko Gold Mine.
Further in his address, the DCE pledged to ensure the growth of the seedlings and advised residents to get involved in the exercise.
Present at the event were the Member of Parliament for the area Hon Obeng Takyi, Customer Service Officer for Forestry Commission-Bekwai, Representative of the Chief of Manso Nkwanta Nana Kwaku Nti III, students of Mansoman Senior High School, Departmental Heads among others.