Need to be responsible in using natural resources- Oteng-Yeboah
6/21/2012 8:30:19 AM -
Accra, June 20, GNA - Professor Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Chairman of National Biodiversity Committee, has called for the need to act responsibly in the usage of natural resources.
Prof Oteng-Yeboah made the caution at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday in commemoration of the meeting on Global Environment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to mark the 20th Anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit.
The meeting dubbed, Rio+20, is scheduled from June 20-22.
In a related development, the Coalition of NGOs Against Mining in Atewa Forest, has appealed to government to stop all existing agreements geared at turning the Atewa forest into a mine.
In a statement signed by Mr Daryl Bosu, Project Manager of the Coalition, it said "we are not oblivious to the benefits of mining, and do not stand opposed to mining, except when it has to do with Ghana's most valuable and ecologically sensitive reserve like the Atewa forest".