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Damongo: Forestry Commission donates food items and cash to Jakpa palace

A delegation from the Forestry Commission led by its CEO John Allotey, presented some food items and GHC 50,000 in cash to the acting King of the Gonja Traditional Area, Sonyowura Kanyiti on Wednesday (22 February).

It was received by Mankpanwura Jakpa Achor-Ade Borenyi, the chairman of the funeral planning committee. 

The donation is the commission’s support to the chiefs and people of Gonja for the funeral of the late Yagbonwura Tuntumba Bore Esa. The food items include 40 bags of rice and bottles of schnapps.

At the donation ceremony, Allotey thanked the traditional leadership for offering approximately 4.8 kilometres of land to the government to build the Mole National Park in the Gonja Traditional Area. The park is the largest in Ghana. 

On behalf of the commission, Allotey empathized with the chiefs and people of Gonja on the loss of their king. He said “we heard about the demise of the king.

If you are a tenant on somebody’s land and he is bereaved, you cannot sit down unconcerned. I am here today with my deputy chief executive, the executive director and all the staff here to commiserate with the Gonja Traditional Area”.

He noted that the area hosts most of his staff at the Mole National Park and thanked the “landowners” for their hospitality.

Reporting by Tahiru Abdul-Washiru in the Savannah Region

 

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