Two persons were shot dead, while two others were severely wounded, following clashes between the youth and members of the
Auuro Family at Funsi in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region over the felling of Rosewood .
According to the police, the chiefs of Funsi sent the youth to retrieve the Rosewood being exploited on the
Those who lost their lives are Issahaku
The Wa East District Assembly, in October 2018, placed a ban on the illegal felling of Rosewood and other exotic and endangered tree species.
That was to prevent illegal logging and also help preserve and conserve the environment from degradation.
Wa East is one of the districts in the region where the illegal felling of Rosewood has been going
Briefing the Daily Graphic on the shooting incident, the Upper West Regional Deputy Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr Peter Ndekugri, said three persons had been arrested in connection with the incident.
“They are Sumaila
According to Mr Ndekugri, following the ban on Rosewood harvesting, the chiefs of Funsi confiscated some lumber that
The chiefs then sent the youth to retrieve the lumber but they were attacked.
Prized as a decorative tree and used to make furniture, chopsticks and
Brazil and Peru lead in the production of Rosewood, but some parts of Ghana are also known to have the tree species.
Rosewood is more than just a raw material used in manufacturing; a popular fragrant oil is also extracted from the wood.