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Title: Assessing the financial impact of illegal chainsaw operations on the budget of the Forestry Commission
Authors: Adjei, Alberta Birago
Issue Date: 6-Apr-2016
Abstract: The general and development objective of the study was to assess the financial impact of illegal chainsaw operations on the budget of the forestry commission of Ghana. The study adopted purposive sampling technique to select 240 officials from the various forestry districts to complete the questionnaires and the key informant interview. Completed questionnaires and informant interview were analysed using the Predictive Analytical Soft Ware (PASW). The study discovered unemployment, lack of enforcement capacity and flowed policy as the major factors that influence illegal chainsaw operation. Also, illegal chainsaw operation has high effect on losing biodiversity, depletion of forest product market and deforestation and forest degradation. Furthermore, in estimating the cost of preventing illegal chainsaw operation, the study found that is transportation to very costly in preventing illegal chainsaw operations. The study recommends that, the ministry should incorporate education measures to prevent chainsaw operations as most people do not know the essence of the natural environment. Again, the ministry should focus more attention on improving mechanisms for involving rural communities in forest monitoring. The forestry Commission must strengthen and enforce the felling or restocking notice in their enforcement policy. The commission should train and encourage skilled and progressive industry based on the sustainability use of the forest to serve as a source of employment and income to the country. The commission must be committed in ensuring that the Country maintain and increase its wood resource through sustainable management. Land owners must make sure they register their lands with the ministry of lands and natural resources. However, inadequate measures of variables, loss or lack of participants, and other factors typically related to data collection and analysis were the major limitations encountered in the study.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Accounting and Finance, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Masters of Business Administration (Mba) (Finance Option), 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8493
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