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"Use Your Weapons For Its Intended Purposes And Not For Criminal Activities"- Deputy Lands Minister

The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio has sent a strong warning to some 270 forest wildlife guards to use the weapons provided them for its intended purposes only and not engage in any criminal activities.

According to him, the forest wildlife guards should use the weapons to protect the forest, wild animals and themselves.

Speaking at the passing out ceremony for some 270 forest wildlife guards in Accra, he said "Use your weapons for the very reason for which they were given to you and that is to protect the forest, wild animals and yourselves and not for any criminal activity"

The Deputy Minister also charged the forest wildlife guards to also make good use of the training and discipline they have acquired.

Benito Owusu-Bio reminded them that although it is challenging task, he is confident that with regular training, the guards will be able to overcome any obstacle(s). has gathered that the 270 forest guards from the wildlife division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana underwent an 18 day military training at the Asutsuare Military Training Camp.

The trainees went through some physical training activities such as weapon handling, dismantling and reassembling of guns, target shooting and Tae-Kwan-Do training defence among others.

Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio expressed his appreciation on behalf of the Sector Minister, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor and the Forestry Commission for training the guards to such a high level of discipline and physical strength.

In other developments, the Deputy Minister also called on all to support in the tree planting exercise slated for June 10, 2022.

He stressed that about twenty million (20,000,000) tree seedlings will be planted on that day across the country.

He appealed to the public to partake in this year's exercise.

The passing out ceremony was held at the 64 Infantry Regiment Command in Accra.

Also present at the ceremony was the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, John Allotey and other offials from the Commission Ghana.

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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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