Kendau women depend on charcoal production in the dry season - Assembly Member
The Assembly Member for Kendau Electoral Area in the Wa West District, Jerry Olo has stated that rampant felling of economic trees such as Shea trees in the electoral for charcoal production is as a result of lack of alternative source of livelihoods for the people, particularly women in the area.
He said the women do not have any other activity to do in the dry season to earn a living aside charcoal burning.
Speaking in an interview with Info Radio, Mr Olo noted that the availability of a dam in the electoral will provide an alternative to the women to grow vegetables to sell and earn income.
According to him, the women resist ant move he takes to stop them from felling the trees asking him to provide them work to do.
The Assembly member however said the there is no dam at the electoral area to serve the people, but that the assembly had promised to construct one, but could not tell when that will be done.
On drinking water, Mr Olo stated that the people in the electoral area, particularly women go through difficulties before they could access potable water for domestic use.