Yagbonwura bans communal hunting in Savannah Region

The move, Yagbonwura Bii-kunuto Jewu Soale I is to protect the beautiful vegetation and the various animal species in the region

The Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom and the president of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs, Yagbonwura Bii-kunuto Jewu Soale(I), has banned communal hunting in the Savannah Region.

The move is to protect the beautiful vegetation and the various animal species in the region.

Yagbonwura, whose speech was read by the registrar of the regional house of chiefs, Abutu Kapori, on Tuesday, 27th February 2024,

Speaking at the General Assembly meeting of the Savannah Regional House Chiefs in Damongo on Wednesday (27 February), noted that his attention had been drawn to the future catastrophic activities that are likely to destroy the biodiversity or the ecosystem of the Savannah Region.

He indicated that some of the harmful activities of hunting are the stealing of domestic animals, stealing of farm products of residents, and the worst among all the indiscriminate bushfires.

The king expressed worry about the situation, which, according to him, threatens the Mole National Park in the Savannah region and other national assets.

“The situation is unbearable and unacceptable. Eminent chiefs, I therefore passionately sanction a ban on group hunting in the Savannah region”, Yagbonwura declared.

He called on all chiefs to prevent such activities in their traditional areas.

Making his first appearance at the meeting as the president of the House of Chiefs, Yagbonwura appealed to Ghanaians to put the interest of the country first, adding that it will be a pride and an indelible mark on Ghana for peaceful, free, fair and transparent elections in the December general elections.

On his part, the Savannah Regional minister and chairman of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), Saeed Muhazu Jibril, said the traditional leaders’ move is in the right direction.

He said REGSEC is ready to support the chiefs in fighting the menace.

Reporting by Tahiru Abdul-Washiru in the Savannah region

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