Lands and Natural Resources Minister Mr Samuel A. Jinapor has asked members of the Oti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to take immediate steps and protect the Volta basin from private developers and encroachers.
He said the basin has great potential to hold significant petroleum resources and tasked the security council to urgently and importantly prevent activities that seek to jeopardise onshore oil exploration in the interest of the country.
Lawyer Jinapor maintained that the vision of President Akufo-Addo in relation to the Lands and Natural Resources sector is to among others decentralised matters relating to the sector and also hand over the enforcement regime to the Regional Security councils.
“You are therefore to take full control of the Security architecture in the regions and also protect public Lands,” he said.
The Oti Regional Minister Joshua Makubu assured the sector Minister of the region’s preparedness to help protect the Lands and Natural Resources of the country.
He also pledged his unwavering support to the sector Minister to enhance operations in the Lands and Natural Resources sector.
Source: PR UNIT – MLNR.