A Rocha Ghana, in its campaign to protect the Atewa Forest reserve in the Eastern Region, is holding its first ever Atewa Exhibition at the British Council, Accra.
The Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) specialised in environmental protection in a press release explained, illegal mining has had a great effect on Ghana’s forest reserves and water bodies which has called for the need to protect the existing reserves.
“The menace and impact of galamsey [illegal mining] has affirmed the urgent need to secure Ghana’s natural heritage and water sources for our wellbeing today and that of generations unborn,” it stated.
“We need to secure Atewa forest and generate public independent actions to encourage the government to reverse bauxite-mining plans and ensure the long-term sustainability of the forest landscape.”
This exhibition is part of efforts to secure Atewa forest against all odds and generate public independent actions to encourage government to reverse bauxite mining plans and ensure the long-term sustainability of the forest landscape.