Minister of Land and Natural Resources Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor on 11th October paid a courtesy call on the King of Dagbon, Ya-Naa Abukari at the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi in the Northern Region.
Among other important things discussed at the meeting between the Ya-Naa, the Land and Natural Resources minster and the Regional Security Council were the activities of sand winning and encroachment of public lands in the kingdom.
“Issues of deforestation, encroachment on public lands and forest reserves in the Tamale metropolis, as well as sand winning were some of the contemporary challenges I discussed, in detail, with the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC)” Abu Jinapor stated on Facebook, after the meeting.
The minister also joined the Dagbon King to inspect some trees that were planted by the Ya-Naa at the Gbewaa Palace on the Green Ghana Day.
“Happily, this tree and many others planted on the Green Ghana Day are doing well across the country. While in Yendi, I engaged several stakeholders in the Iron Ore industry, chief amongst them been officials of GIISDEC” he added.
The visit was part of the minister’s one week working visit of the five regions in the northern part of Ghana, namely, Savannah Region, Northern Region, North East, Upper East and Upper West.
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