Members of the Forestry Commission (FC) Board have undertaken an inspection exercise at the Sakumo Ramsar Site.
They were accompanied by Dr. Richard Gyimah and Mr. Umaru Farouk Dubuire, Director, Stakeholder & Ecotourism, and Director of Operations respectively, of the Wildlife Division, (WD); Director, Legal, Mr. Dennis Osei-Hwere and staff of WD who work at the Ramsar Site.
The team inspected structures which were being built after they were demolished by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey, the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and FC last year.
After the inspection, Mr Gustav Adu, a member of the Board commended the Greater Accra Regional Minister for a good job done.
He mentioned that staff of FC should be present at the Site to caution encroachers and individuals not to purchase lands or build structures on the Site.
Mr. Umaru Farouk Dubuire also suggested that all Ramsar Sites should be fenced as soon as possible.
Dr. Richard Gyimah added that the fencing of the Sakumo Ramsar Site had been recommended in the past but has not been done but in the face of increasing encroachment, the time is due for the fencing of the core zone and critical areas of the buffer zone.
He therefore advised that, the Commission should look for innovative ways to secure funding to fence the Sakumo Ramsar Site.
The Board also visited the Forestry Commission office in the Sakumono area to fraternize with staff and check on how their daily patrols of the Site go , in view of the rate of encroachment of the area.