Ghana: Nayiri calls for the creation of a cement plant
Nalerigu — Speaker of the Northeast Regional House of Chiefs, Nayiri Naa Bohagu Abdulai Sheriga, has called on the government to establish a cement factory in the region to create jobs for the youths and boost the local economy.
According to the Nayiri, who is also the lord of the traditional area of Mamprugu, the huge limestone deposits in the region provide an opportunity to develop an industry that would help raise the standard of living of the people and benefit Ghanaians in general.
The move, he added, would help realize the One District One Factory (1D1F) program in the region.
The Nayiri said this when the North Eastern Regional House of Chiefs met the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor in Nalerigu, who is on a week-long tour of five regions in the north of the country.
The chief urged the government to speed up crackdowns against wanton depletion of forest reserves in the region and the country as a whole.
“Just when we thought we were winning the fight against this menace, it was in the news yesterday that another group of illegal miners had resurfaced in the Western Region. I must commend you for the swift response in the arrest of the perpetrators and we ask that you also handle the situation in this area,” the Nayiri said.
For his part, Mr. Jinapor called on the Regional House of Chiefs to help stop timber harvesting and deforestation of endangered species, especially rosewood.
He assured that the government would do its best to help them and called for closer collaboration between the chiefs, the Regional Coordinating Council and the central government to protect the country’s natural resources.
The minister noted that the government is ready to work with the chiefs in managing and protecting the country’s natural resources for the good of the country.
Inspecting a tree planted by the Nayiri during this year’s Ghana Greening Day, Mr Jinapor called on Ghanaians to take care of the planted trees until they mature.
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