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13.01.2005 Regional News

Chief warns against use of poison in fishing

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Nkoranza (B/A), Jan. 13, GNA - Nana Yaw Agyemang, chief of Pruso in the Nkoranza District of Brong-Ahafo has warned his people against fishing with poisonous chemicals in the River Pru.

Nana Agyemang noted with concern at a press conference on Thursday that the youth were most guilty of the practice during the dry season and explained that the practice destroyed the young fishes. He warned that perpetrators would be arrested and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to other like-minded persons.

The chief advised the people to be very careful in handling naked fire in the area to prevent the outbreak of bushfires.

Nana Agyemang asked yam farmers to engage the services of fire volunteers in preparing their farms and called on palm-wine tapers and group hunters to be cautious in their activities to prevent bushfires.

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