The Manhyia Palace has ordered a private developer to plant over fifty thousand trees along the banks of Lake Bosomtwi, GhanaXtra.Com can report.
The private developer who is yet to be identified is to plant a total of 59,800 trees along the banks of the lake.
He has also be directed to manage the trees for five years before handing them over to the community.
The punishment by Manhyia follows the cutting down of over 600 trees along the Lake by the developer.
The indiscriminate cutting down of the trees along the banks of the Lake at Pipie, one of the Lake communities, has led to the destruction of the sponging areas, where the fishes lay eggs for reproduction.
The survival of Lake Bosomtwi in recent times has become a source of worry as a result of human activities such as farming and illegal logging.
The only natural lake in Ghana and the largest in West Africa, Lake Bosomtwe, risk being de-listed as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO following indiscriminate encroachment of the buffer zone.