NAELP has made an impactful headway by creating twenty thousand direct and eighty thousand indirect jobs Technical Officer has disclosed.
The Technical Officer for National Alternative Employment and Livelihood Programme for Illegal Miners, (NAELP) Mr Daniel Fordjour Agyemang
has said since the programme was launched in 2021 they have created twenty thousand (20,000) direct and eighty thousand (80,000) indirect jobs and these has helped made a very impactful headway.
According to him, NAELP has also reclaimed so many highly degraded lands across the country.
At the 66th year anniversary of Ghana’s Independence day celebration at Bibiani sports stadium in the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai municipality of the Western region, Mr Fordjour Agyemang said it is their aim to reclaim at least one thousand acres (1000) of degraded lands annually, and that they are currently operating in five major mining areas in Ghana among of them are Eastern, Ashanti, Western , Western North and Central Regions.
Meanwhile, he said though the program since introduction has worked assiduously by reclaiming vast degraded lands in the five major mining areas however, their major challenge is confrontations with land owners as they feel that government and for that matter NAELP are taking over their property.
Mr Daniel Fordjour Agyemang assured land owners that NAELP has not come to claim over their lands however government has put in place a sustainable plan that spells out who owns what or the percentage that is due who ever that matters.
The colourful event was seen NAELP Officers and their selected field workers participating in the match past. Whilst the first group was seen planting of trees, the second and third groups were also watering and weeding respectively to showcase NEALP and government’s to restoring the country’s degraded forest.
Summary of Matching:
1st group for planting, Leader: Ms Belinda Boateng
2nd group for watering, Leader: Ms Victoria Agyakoh
3rd group for weeding, Leader: Mr. Pious
Ms Esther Adinkrah & Ms Selina Adinkrah
Group 1: Ms Agatha Nsowah & Ms Ophelia Adinkrah
Group 2: Mrs Monica Nkuah & Ms Dorothy Awuah.
Group 3: Mr. Yaw Gyemfi & Mr. Yaw Asante.
The rest were the matching troops.
Trainer: Supervisor Ohene.
Reporting for heroesnews, Rexkin Ohene Boateng Hello fm Kumasi.