Jul 5, 2010, 2:23 PM
The issue of bush fires is becoming a cause for concern in the country, especially in the rural areas.
Despite the series of sensitization campaigns conducted by the Forestry Department and its partners in the communities, it seems more needed to be done.
We, therefore, urge the authorities to intensify their efforts in creating awareness among our people.
The aftermath of bush fires are severe, and this is a call for concerted efforts by all and sundry.
Local authorites such as chiefs and alkalolu should also help, as well as community-based organizations (CBOs) in the their various communities in creating awareness.
Our animals will definitely suffer, since their food is being burnt by fires.
The impact of bush fires can lead to serious de-forestation, which could have adverse consequences on the socio- economic development of the country.
The protection of our environment should be everybody's responsibility.