The coordinator of Forest Preservation Programme (FPP) Mr. Cudjoe Awudi has confirmed that hunting is banned from the month of November to the end of January to minimize the activities of bush fires in the Country.
Mr. Awudi speaking to Rite News in an interview about measures put in place to protect and conserve our forest added that, they mostly collaborate with the wildlife Division of the forestry commission to stop hunting animals in the bush during the dry season.
According to him, the reason for taking the step is to stop bush fires because they realized that most hunters normally set fires to catch animals.
He said officials from the commission have teamed up fire volunteers from the Ghana National Fire Service across the Country to patrol in the forest to ensure that, the activities of hunting stop at that particular period. “Most farmers in the rural areas are mostly educated by extension officers” he added.
Mr. Awudi has also said that the general public would also be educated especially on how to set fire for both domestic uses and on farm so that, it would not create outbreaks.