- A Ghanaian company known as Kete Krachi Timber Recovery has sent a proposal to the French government
- The proposal details a plan to use wood from submerged trees in the Lake Volta to reconstruct the Notre-Dame cathedral
- In April 2019, the cathedral was in the news when its spire and the roof caught fire
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Large tropical trees from a vast submerged forest in Ghana could help rebuild the Notre-Dame cathedral, YEN.com.gh has learned.
The cathedral was hit by disaster as its spire and roof were consumed by fire in April 2019.
The trees have been present beneath Lake Volta since 1965 when the construction of the Akosombo Dam resulted in the flooding of parts of the Volta river basin.
A Ghanaian company, the Kete Krachi Timber Recovery, has argued that it is better to use the trees to rebuild the Notre-Dame.
It explained that the wood is much stronger because it has been preserved from decay by the lake’s bog-like conditions, leading to fossilization.
The proposal has, per a report by bbc.com, been met with varying reactions as not everyone believes it would work.
While some believe it is a clever solution, others are convinced the consequences could be disastrous for the ecosystem.
The company has meanwhile submitted its proposal to the French government, stating that the wood from the Volta lake could help restore the Notre-Dame to its former state.
In other news, YEN.com.gh has learned that Jessica Nabongo is on record as the first Black woman to have visited every country in the world.
Jessica, an employee of the United Nations, who has become a travel blogger, set out to visit all the countries in the world in the year 2016.
On Sunday, October 6, 2019, she arrived in Seychelles, which was the last country on her list.
Information available shows that she also went to some territories described by the UN as having "non-observer status."
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