Touton Forest Caretakers in partnership with the UK Aid, Partnership For Forests (P4F), Forestry Commission and ten other organisations came together to use sports to create awareness towards a programme to protect the forest.
The event took place on Saturday 30th August 2019 at Juaboso Secondary School Park in the Western Region of Ghana.
The event brought together the youth of the community who formed 10 teams to compete for the ultimate.
DCE for Juaboso District Martha Kwayie Manu, Actors Akrobeto and Yaw Dabo as well as chiefs and people of the area actively participated in the competition.
Companies who came together to support the event include UK Aid, Partnership for Forests (P4F), Touton, Eliho, Cocobod, Forestry Commission, NCRC, SNV, AgroEco, Tropenbos Ghana, Solidaridad, Mondelez, Rainforest Alliance and other partners.
The target of the programme is to get the youth of the community to actively get involved in activities that would preserve the forest to enhance cocoa production.
They also seek to defend the farming ecosystem against unnatural elements that degrade arable farming lands.
Football tournament was organised for the communities with Juaboso sub HIA winning the ultimate.
Fixtures for the competition was as shown below.
FIRST MATCH: Forestry Commission/Cocobod Team Vs Juaboso Sub-HIA Team
SECOND MATCH: Krokosue Sub-HIA Team Vs ASUOBIA Sub-HIA Team