Kunkua, Jadima residents threaten “no vote” over abandoned culverts

Residents of Kunkua- Jadima communities along Yagaba in the Mamprugu Moagduri District of North East Region have threatened to boycott December 7 elections if government fails to fix their road and bridge culvert. They said the government’s refusal to fix their road, which has been abandoned for four years now, is hampering development. An abandoned

CITIES permit for Sale: Government and F C to salvage lying logs as loggers already harvesting fresh rosewood in the Savannah and Upper East Region.

It has been alleged that the government is seeking a court order for Permit Holders, Contractors in the rosewood business to collect and salvage dry lying logs that were abandoned during a ban on illegal rosewood logging and transportation on March 11, 2019, by the Minister for Lands and Natural resources. Even before that alleged

(Opinion) World Environment Day: Jeremiah narrates how he has been threatened by his own people in his attempt to fight illegal wood logging

Environment across the world today is being celebrated with a bleeding heart as the environment weeps and cry for conservation. The pain of rejection, Dejection, Loneliness, name-calling, castigation, stigmatization, and discrediting from my people is what I go through. No one trusts me, No one believes me. My people and kingdom have rejected me because

Mother’s Day: Jaksally condemns the continuous destruction of women’s livelihood, advocates for a fair price

Jaksally Development Organization has raised concerns over the continuous destruction of women's livelihood by charcoal and rosewood dealers across the Northern part of the country. According to the organization, almost all the economic trees that serve as a source of livelihood and food mostly for the vulnerable in society, especially women, have been destroyed by

NGO blames Traditional Authorities, MMDAs and Youth in Gonjaland for promoting illegal charcoal burning.

The Programme Coordinator of Jaksally Development Organization based in Bole in the Savannah Region Mr. Seidu Jeremiah has raised concerns over the failure of the Traditional Authorities in Gonjaland in their bid to the fight against commercial charcoal burning in the area. He said the continuous disregard by the chiefs to enforce the bans which

22 arrested in the Sisala West and East District forest reserves over illegal activities- Jasper

22 people have been arrested in Tumu in the Sissala West and East Districts of the Upper West Region by joint security personnel for various offences in the forest reserves. Their arrest is in connection with unlawful entry, illegal farming, cattle ranching, illegal logging, and many other illegal activities going on the forest reserves along

Rosewood logging causes climate change as rivers and streams dry up -Residents cried out

Some major source of drinking water in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region has been dried up as residents blamed the situation over the depletion of the forest by illegal rosewood loggers. Rivers and streams that are the major source of drinking water for all year round for these residents especially kundugu,

Ghana throwing away the value of its rosewood to China, an NGO has observed

The Programme Coordinator of Jaksally Development Organization an NGO based in the Savannah Region and a Rosewood Campaigner, Mr.  Seidu Jeremiah has observed that, the value of rosewood in Ghana and Savannah Ecological Zone is being thrown away to China by contributing to China’s economic growth through harvesting and exportation of logs/Billets (unprocessed rosewood). He

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