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Lack of employable skills among the youth and women of Wantugu in the Tolon Kumbugu District of the Northern Region has led to the indiscriminate felling of trees for charcoal burning as a means economic activity in the area.
The trend according to the assembly member for the area Mahamadu Ibrahim is negatively affecting the vegetative cover of the entire area.
In an interview with Ghanadistricts the member bemoaned the rampant nature of fetching firewood in the area leaving them with no option than to undertake an afforestation project to avert desertification and its hardships future.
“Thousand of different tree spices have been planted and are being monitored so that the place will regain it’s hitherto lush green vegetative cover to support farming,” he hinted.
Inadequacy of potable water supply has also been of a huge bother to the community, the mechanized boreholes and the water bodies are always under pressure from members of the community and livestock alike.
To reverse the trend, he reiterated his commitment to impress upon the assembly to provide them with a more reliable and permanent system of water supply.
He spoke of instituting a regular clean up exercise to sanitize the town, adding that the first of that intention received a huge patronage hence the need to institutionalize the practice as a regular feature.