Journalists sensitised on new trends in forestry

A three day workshop aimed at sensitising journalists on forest management in Ghana opened in Accra on Thursday.

It is being organised by the Civic Response, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in collaboration with Forest Watch Ghana for 30 journalists drawn from the ten regions.

It is being held on the theme “Exploring media entry points for Ghana’s forest laws enforcement, governance and trade/ voluntary Partnership Agreement process.

Mrs. Rhoda Panford, Communications Officer of Civic Response said there were a number of interventions in the sector that required citizen’s participation and monitoring.

Mrs. Panford noted that the media needed to be sensitised on the governance and management of forest to be better placed to report adequately on the sector.

The objectives of the workshop are to enable participants to have a fair knowledge of the history of forestry in Ghana, and to explain forest policy direction in Ghana over the past century.

It is also to enable them to understand the purpose of forest reservation in Ghana and to explain the structure of the Forestry Commission (FC) and how it operates. GNA

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