Ghana — Tackling the Bush fire menace is the comment of the Daily Graphic. The paper says in spite of the institutionalisation of public education on bush fires, which has become an annual event in December, some sections of society take delight in setting bush fires for game and in preparation of the land for farming. Charcoal burners, hunters, palm wine tappers and farmers use fire frequently in their line of work and anti-bush fire campaigns should therefore be targeted at those operators.
The Daily Graphic calls for more action to promote climate justice in our communities by the strict enforcement of the regulations for any productive activity, whether in agriculture or industry.
It is against this backdrop that the paper commends the peri-urban communities in the Tamale metropolis for forming anti-bush fire volunteer task forces to combat the increasing rate of indiscriminate burning for hunting and other purposes in the area.
It is the prayer of the paper that such task forces will be formed throughout the country to educate the people on the danger posed by indiscriminate bush burning.
The paper calls on the people, especially the chiefs, to get actively involved in the exercise because chiefs’ full participation will galvanise the people into action to protect the environment.