Reiterating their efforts to Chiefs, Imams, and Youth groups at Damongo, the Vice-President of the Savannah Region House of Chiefs, Buipewura Abdulai Jinapor (II) on behalf of the President and Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom placed a total ban on the activities of commercial charcoal burning business in the region, ordering that from 12:00am on 29th August, 2021, all trucks carrying the charcoal and logs should be seized by the youth in the region.
Meanwhile, charcoal transportation from other regions shall be allowed to pass through the Savannah Region but would be subjected to purification the Black Volta River.
A Kia truck shall be charged one ram or its monetary equivalent and long vehicles or trucks shall be charged one bull or its monetary equivalent.
Buipewura Jinapor has, on behalf of "Yagbonwura" dissolved the Bolewura chaired environmental protection committee set up in May, 2021 to stop the ban of the activities of rosewood felling and commercial charcoal business activities in the region.
The Buipewura said he on behalf of the Overlord of "Gonja", Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa (I) expressed gratitude to the committee for their concerted efforts towards the preservation of the environment.
Buipewura Jinapor (II) will now, chair a five eminent chiefs in the Regional House of Chiefs to take charge of the total ban of the illegal activities.
The Bolewura’s led committee has been dissolved and the eminent chiefs committee of the Savannah Region House of Chiefs has taken over to continue the fight.
The members of the new committee include: Buipewura Abdulai Jinapor (II) as Chairman, Mankpanwura Achu-Ade Borenyi (I), Kpembewura Bambange Ndefeso (IV), Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso (I), Kongwura Jinkurige (I) and Nnaa Dr. Agbaa Jaaga IV Gbampewaa Kooro.
In May this year, the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs inaugurated a five member committee, chaired by Bolewura to see to the end of the commercial charcoal burning, rosewood felling and illegal mining in the region.
After months of its work, the committee presented its report to the house on steps that they took to halt the menace.
Meanwhile the new Chairman of the committee Buipewura Jinapor (II) has charged the youth of the Savannah region to immediately step in to seize all trucks carrying charcoal.
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