Mr. Hans Docter, the Ambassador, the Royal Netherlands embassy Ghana, and the sponsors of the “Living Water from the Mountain: Protecting atewa water resources” project, has visited the project site and familiarized with activities being undertaken to save the forest.
He was accompanied by Mr. Fred Smeit, First Secretary Water and Climate, and in charge of Ghana Netherlands Wash Programme (GNWP) and joined by Mr. Seth Appiah- Kubi, National Director of A Rocha Ghana and officials from the Forestry Commission.
Amongst the activities undertaken for the day, the team paid a courtesy call on the Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, Overlord of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area where the Atewa forest is situated. In his absence the team was received by Nana Adutwumwaa Dokua, the Okyenhemaa of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area and Daasebre Boamah Darko, the Adontenhene and next in rank to the Okyenhene. The team also visited Hon Peter Simon Asirifi, the Municipal Chief Executive, and also took time to visit and interact with some of the illegal miners at their mining site.
The tour ended with a forest hike to one of the many waterfalls in the forest.