The Head of traditional authorities at the Ashanti Kingdom, Manhyia Palace has instructed a private developer to plant more than fifty thousand trees along the banks of Lake Bosomtwe, according to a reliable information gathered.
The private developer whose identity yet to be disclosed has been ordered to plant a total of 59,800 trees along the banks of the lake.
He has not only has he been directed to plant the trees but also been tasked to manage the trees for five years before handing them over to the community.
However, the punishment meted out by Manhyia follows the cutting down of over 600 trees along the Lake by this private developer.
Meanwhile, the indiscriminate cutting down of the trees along the banks of the Lake at Pipie, one of the communities around the lake has resulted to the destruction of the sponging areas, where the most aquatic organism seek available shelter for laying eggs for reproduction.
In recent times , the survival of Lake Bosomtwi has become a source of threat as a result of human activities such as farming and illegal logging.
Lake Bosomtwe remains the only natural lake in Ghana and the largest in West Africa, the Lake , risk being de-listed as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO following indiscriminate encroachment of the buffer zone.
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