- Akufo-Addo has stated that the Green Ghana programme will become an annual event going forward
- He said the event will not be a one-off event
- According to him, the programme which is aimed at planting trees across the country will help shore up the country’s forest cover
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that the Green Ghana programme will become an annual event going forward.
According to him, the programme which is aimed at planting trees across the country will help shore up the country’s forest cover
In a report filed by Graphic.com.gh, he assured there is a continuity plan for the programme.
"Today's nationwide exercise will not be a one- off exercise, we intend to enhance ongoing afforestation programme, and see to the sustainable exploitation of our forest resources," he said.
The Green Ghana programme which commenced today, Friday, June 11, 2021, is aimed at planting at least five million trees across Ghana.
Speaking at the event to commemorate the planting of 5million trees, Akufo-Addo said the effects of deforestation and forest degradation are dire.
He stated that it is an urgent need to reverse the trend of forest deforestation and forest degradation to restore the country's forest resources.
Akufo-Addo stressed that government is determined to restore the lost forest cover in the country.
He, however, pledged that his government is determined to ensure the survival of the five million trees that will be planted during the Green Ghana project.
In other news
George Mireku Duker, deputy lands and natural resources minister-designate has stated that there is nothing wrong with mining in the country’s forest reserves.
According to him, there was no law that has been stated that prevents mining in the forests.
He added that the law even allowed for mining in some selected forest reserves.
“... Mining prudently in forest reserves that are dedicated for development is not against the law. The onus is on us to ensure that we have a legislative framework that will guide mining processes and make sure we mine professionally,” he said before the Appointments Committee of Parliament
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