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Environmental Group campaigns for Ghana’s River Amanzule revitalization project

By Nneka Nwogwugwu

The Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group (GEAG) has called on stakeholders to pay urgent attention to the River Amanzule Corridor in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region as a critical resource with great tourists potentials.

They said the resource when harnessed, could change the economic fortunes of the people living around the Amanzule enclave.

The Amanzule River runs through the Jomoro District, including; the famous Nzulezo, and through several other towns in the Ellembelle District before finally entering the sea at Azulenloanu, also in Ellembelle.

This was was in a statement issued and signed by the Convener of the group, Madam Elizabeth Allua Vaah and copied to the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ellembelle, Mr.Kwasi Bonzo, the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of GNPC Foundation, Ghana Gas Company, ENi Ghana and the Ghana Tourist Board.

The Omanhene of Eastern Nzema Traditional Council, Awulae Amihere Kpanyinli and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr.Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah were also copied in the statement.

According to the statement, on Wednesday, January 05, 2022, a team of five including; Madam Allua Vaah embarked on an expedition to the Northern part of the River Amanzule from Bakanta.

It mentioned many wonderful areas with tremendous tourist potentials such as the beautiful, intricate mangroves along the Bakanta side of the river and the dangerous rapid, the calm waters along the Krisan/Bakanta border.

The rest were the Amanzule-Fia meeting point, the mysterious Yelalera (burnt) area with its centuries old standing dead trees in quicksand, the Ala-Bokazo-Eikwe-Ebonloa stretch with its gigantic forest and majestic raffia trees.

The statement said the potential for relaxation, wonder, education and cultural re-orientation were endless.

It said the team however identified an important and urgent problem as the corridor is almost blocked along several spots.

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