Ayade Set To Commission Green Police For Forest Preservation

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Updated July 10, 2015

Green PoliceThe Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade as part of his administration’s resolve to conserve and protect the state’s one million hectares of forest reserve has set up a special strategy plan code-named Green Police.

The Green Police, according to the Governor, is charged with the policing and management of the state’s forest, preservation of the forest natural resources, urban afforestation, community-based control of illegal logging, monitoring and information system of the forest among others.

While signing a partnership deal for the development of the framework at the Governor’s conference room in Calabar the state capital with the UN Chief Technical Adviser on REDD+Programme, Allen Turner, Ayade spoke of the employment opportunities the partnership would create for about a thousand Cross River residents.

He further revealed that the partnership would, a great deal, reverse the trend of climate change which is on the increase across the globe.

The Technical Adviser expressed commitment in the project with a promise to meeting the standard and expectation of the international community of over 194 nations that signed the UN Climate Change Convention and REDD+.