Ghana: Bushfire – Source of Worry to Voltarians

Ghana: Bushfire – Source of Worry to Voltarians

31 January 2008

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Ghana — The Volta Region is fast becoming a bushfire-prone area, as it experiences the devastating effects yearly, and is now of major concern to stakeholders in the region, due to the fact that properties running into millions of cedis are destroyed annually.

Farms, forestry cover and buildings are being destroyed, as people in the region, particularly those in the rural communities, have adopted bush burning as an annual ritual for the purpose of catching bush animals.

Every year, the people in the region experience the negative effects, and this year is no exception, as electricity poles and farms are being destroyed by bushfires.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Regional Fire Service, Mr. Joy Agbleze noted that in spite of the regular education on the effects of bushfire, the practice was still on the increase.

He attributed the situation to lack of an attitudinal change of those involved in the act.

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