BY: Salifu Adam-Jabu (Savannah Region Bole)
The Savannah Regional house of Chiefs in a press address has served individuals a 7-day ultimatum to convey their logs from various forest reserves before the 30th of May 2021.
He stated that dealers will have to pay Thousand Cedis (GHc 1000.00) from 5th July to 11th July to be approved. Reading the statement on behalf of Bole-Awura was Kapori Abudu, registrar for the Gonja Traditional Council.
He indicated that a truck load of logs irrespective of the size will pay Five Thousand Cedis (GHc 5000.00) to be able to take their logs out of the region.
According to him, the Regional House of Chiefs will give a time period of one month from 12 July to 11, August for conveyance period and from August 11th, 2021 the house will bring closure to all matters of logs in the region. Though the ban on these activities is still effective and on course, some loggers still try to find their way out as two trucks load of rosewood was seized at Damongo, in the Savannah Regional capital.
Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso who doubles as Chairman of the Committee in his speech divulged that anyone who is found with wrong information will be charge differently.