A cargo truck with registration number GT-9557-H has been impounded by police. This was after the vehicle was sent to Glang in the Wa East district of the Upper West Region to transport rosewood.
While trying to convey the rosewood from the community, the youth in the community fiercely resisted the act. The driver of the vehicle managed to escape thus leaving the vehicle in the care of the his assistant. The ‘mate’ was then able to drive the vehicle out of the community.
According to reports available to Radio Waa News, the vehicle was impounded and the ‘mate’ arrested while the latter was on his way to Wa on the Wa-Bulenga road.
Speaking to Radio Waa on it’s flagship Yelkaabahe program, Monday September 21, Naa Alhaj Kadir Seidu Salia a member of the committee set to fight rosewood harvesting in the Wa East District said, the committee reported the case to the district police command weeks ago. Naa Salia claimed the lackadaisical approach of the police gave the harvesters an opportunity to fell more trees. The loggers then took the truck to the community to convey the felled trees.
He noted that, Chiefs within the Bulenga traditional area are to meet to investigate an allegation over the involvement of the Glang chief. According to reports, the chief of the Glang community reportedly ordered the felling of the trees. The reports continued to say that the chief hoped to use the proceeds from the sale of the trees to beautify his palace.
Naa Kadir gave the assurance that the committee will take legitimate steps to nip such acts in the bud.
On his part, Hon. Ibrahim Atta-wullah, Assembly Member for Dupari-Glang electoral in an interview with Radio Waa on Monday noted that, the alleged Chief of Glang continually glossed over the inputs of the former.
Meanwhile, the cargo track is currently parked at the Upper West Regional Police headquarters. The police have since commenced investigation into the matter.