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13.02.2009 General News

Environmentally Concerned Citizen’s Association ends educational tour


The Environmentally Concerned Citizen's of Ghana (ECCAG) has ended its two weeks educational tour of the Brong–Ahafo Region with a call on chiefs and elders to release lands to the youths in their communities to enable them go into farming.

The association would in turn support the youth with a ready market to sell their products.

In a statement in Accra on Friday, Mr Joseph Yaw Aidoo, the National President of ECCAG, said the interventions would help reduce poverty among the populace.

He stressed the need for governments to collaborate effectively with Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in that sector to find a lasting solution to the country's environmental problems.

The nation-wide environmental wildlife prevention education campaign and documentary show took the association to six selected districts in the region, including Tain, Wenchi, Techiman, Dorman, Jaman South, and Tano South.

At a grand durbar, Mr Sekyere Bota, outgoing District Chief Executive commended the association for its contribution to the nation.

He said: “God has blessed the land of Ghana for producing any type of foodstuffs for our consumption but we turned to destroy the land for our own selfish interest”.

Mr. Peprah Smith Darko, the District Fire Officer, attributed human activities such as palm wine tapping, bush meat hunting, cattle herdsmen, smoking of cigarette as most causes of bushfires.