Hohoe based environmental protection group launches project to protect River Dayi from extinction

By Lorlornyofm March 4, 2021 01:19


A Hohoe based environmental protection group, Prigab Enterprise, has launched a two year project to protect River Dayi against human activities that threatening its existence.

Dubbed, “Project Save River Dayi”, the project is being supported by the Forest Plantation Management Fund Board of the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry and other stakeholders with interest in environmental protection.

Speaking during the launch on Saturday, February 28, 2021, the Chief Director of the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry, Professor Patrick Agbesinyale, indicated the project will involve desilting and removal of garbage from the river course, prevention of garbage from flowing into the river and greening of its basin.

He explained that as part of the greening project, over 150,000 economic trees will planted along the banks of the water body.

He indicated that steps will be taken to improve waste management and sanitation within targeted communities through which the river flows.

The Director of Prigab Enterprise, Norbert Agbe Tsriku, said the project stretches from Hohoe Township’s border with Lolobi Ashiambi and ends at Gbi-Godenu.

He said 30 youths who have been trained and empowered to guard the river against pollution will not hesitate to hand over anyone found polluting the river to the police for prosecution.

He said the law stipulates structures should not be erected within 50 meters from any water body indicating structures which fall within the range of River Dayi will be demolished.

He said the current state of the river is near extinction and that provision of portable water to homes by Ghana Water Company Limited will become difficult if measures are not taken to rescue the situation.

Source: Geoffery Gah-Mensah

By Lorlornyofm March 4, 2021 01:19
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