Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has vowed to restore his country’s lost forest cover.
According to Mr. Akufo-Addo, his ruling New Patriotic Party Government was determined to ensure Ghana’s lost forest cover was restored.
Mr. Akufo-Addo made the vow as he planted the commemorative tree for the Green Ghana Day project at the Jubilee House in Accra on Friday, June 11, 2021.
He led the nation to plant at least five million trees across the country.
According to him, the Green Ghana Day “…is an ambitious initiative, and we will make the necessary effort to sustain it. God willing, this event will be an annual one, and planting targets will be reviewed upwards every year.”
“Government is determined to restore the lost forest cover of our country. Indeed, we are doing so through a number of policy interventions. The attempt to regulate and sanitize the small-scale mining industry is one such to help keep our forest cover and reserves intact,” he stated.
Recently, Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor, told journalists that since the year 1900, Ghana has lost about 80% of its forest cover due to human activities.
The Green Ghana Day is an initiative under the ambitious Green Ghana Project which seeks to restore Ghana’s forest cover over the next five years.
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