In Sunyani, the Bono Regional Forestry Commission and Sunyani Forest District Office have launched a search for Vitus Yuordong, a staff member of the Rapid Response Team, who went missing during an operation to arrest illegal chainsaw operators.
The team successfully arrived at the scene on July 2, 2023 and after a successful exercise, Mr Yuordong and other staff decided to attend nature’s call at somewhere in the forest, while the remaining two officers waited at a section in the forest.
After being missing for some time, the remaining team combed round the forest but could not find him, according to a report carried by the Ghana News Agency.
The team after countless efforts called to notify the office about the situation and proceeded to inform the nearest forest fringe community, Daadom for assistance.
Two separate search teams, including the Regional Monitoring Team were quickly instituted, in addition to another search team organised by the Daadom community to assist.
An official report has been made to the Bono Regional Police Command for further investigation.
Mr. Yuordong is believed to be located around communities fringing the reserve like Daadom, Yawsae, Antwikrom, Atronie, Kuffour Camp, Asaaman, Nsuta, Praprabaanida, Pobe and other surrounding communities.
The Forestry Commission is therefore appealing to residents in those communities, the entire Sunyani Municipality and all Ghanaians to look out for such a person and report to the nearest Police Station, Forestry Office.
Mr Yuordong is fair in complexion, hails from Nandom, capital of the Nandom Municipality in the Upper West Region and before being transferred to the Sunyani Forest District in January this year, he worked at the Digya National Park.
By Vincent Kubi