Sissala East: ‘My people are wantonly felling Economic Trees Without Respect for the laws’ – Woman cries to F.C

Mrs. Ramatu Wasai Limann has cried-out to the Forestry Commission

A woman farmer who is also a producer of cosmetics, Mrs. Ramatu Wasai Limann has cried-out to the Forestry Commission over wanton felling of economic trees without respect for laws supposing to protect the tree species in the Sissala West district.

In a letter addressed to the Municipal Manager of the Forestry Commission and copied to Radford FM News, Mrs. Ramatu Wasai Limann said ” the people involved in these action, who are mostly the youth, have disregarded both the secular and traditional laws and advice against felling of these economic trees for charcoal despite repeated advice”.

She has therefore called on the Forestry Commission and authorities to act swiftly and take the necessary actions to advert the indiscriminate felling of the economic trees like shea, dawadawa and others in the Sissala area.

She also narrated that ” I have, in recent times, paid a visit to my farm and noted that most of the shea trees in Wasai(Mrs. Ramatu’s hometown) and it’s environs have been felt for charcoal. The latest discovery is that these perpetrators have cut down and chopped these shea trees in my farm and packed, ready to burn as charcoal”.

Mrs. Ramatu Wasai Limann has expressed fears that “unless action is taken to stop the practice of felling economic trees in the whole area, such as Shea, dawadawa and others those trees species will be extinct with time”.

Below is a copy of the letter:

I write to request your outfit, mandated by law to protect the wild forest/vegetation, to take the necessary actions to advert the indiscriminate felling of economic trees like Shea, dawadawa and others in the Sissala West District and Sissala East Municipal Assembly area to stop the indiscriminate felling of economic trees. The people involved in these action, who are mostly the youth, have disregarded both the secular and traditional laws and advice against felling of these economic trees for charcoal despite repeated advice.
I farm soya beans in Wasai and its environs for the production of cosmetics and shea butter is a vital raw material for my factory at Tumu. I have, in recent visit to the farm noted that most of the shea trees in Wasai and its environs have been felt for charcoal. The latest discovery is that these perpetrators have cut down and chopped these shea trees in my farm and packed, ready to burn as charcoal. Find pictures attached. It is my firm believe that unless action is taken to stop the practice of felling economic trees in the whole area, such as Shea, dawadawa and others those trees species will be extinct with time.
I suggest the planting and growing of the trees felled in my farm by the perpetrators among the actions that you will be taking. Counting on your usual cooperation.

Source: Radford FM News.

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