Galamsey equipment in Oda Forest Reserve set on fire
Some mining equipment confiscated from illicit miners operating within forest reserves in the Ashanti Region was burned by the Forestry Commission (FC).
The Bunusu section of the Oda River Forest Reserve and the Koboro-Odaho section of the Apamprama Forest Reserves, both in the Bekwai Forest District, both saw the seizure of mining equipment.
Additionally, three Chinese who were arrested in December of last year and were engaged in unlawful mining in the Oda River Forest Reserve are currently being tried at the Bekwai Circuit Court.
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He claimed that when they spotted the excavators operating in the reserves, FSD staff members were performing their routine patrol responsibilities in the two forest reserves.
Oda River Forest Reserve
One of the best forest reserves in the Ashanti Region for producing timber is the Oda River Forest Reserve. One of Ghana’s main rivers, the Oda River, receives water from both the Apamprama Forest Reserve and the Oda River.
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