75-Year-Old Ghanaian Woman Has Planted Trees For 21 Years, Encourages Others To Do Same In Video

75-Year-Old Ghanaian Woman Has Planted Trees For 21 Years, Encourages Others To Do Same In Video

  • Comfort Boakyewaa has been planting indigenous trees for the past 21 years in a degraded forest in Ghana's Ashanti Region
  • The 75-year-old was given 500 hectares of land to regenerate but has been able to grow trees on 300 hectares
  • She said everybody must be interested in planting trees to help the environment and support the country’s greening Ghana agenda

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Comfort Boakyewaa is a 75-year-old woman who has been planting trees for over two decades to help restore the degraded forest reserves of the country.

She owns a 300-hectare indigenous tree plantation as a timber merchant. Her company received 500 hectares of degraded forest to replant. She has been able to replant about 300 hectares of her allocated land in 21 years.

According to JoyNews, she has been growing indigenous trees, such as Odum, Wawa, and Mahogany, making the plantation resemble a natural forest.

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Comfort Boakyewaa has been planting trees for 21 years
Comfort Boakyewaa has planted indigenous trees for 21 years on 300 hectares of land Photo credit: JoyNews
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"The indigenous trees are becoming extinct. So when the Forestry Commission decided to help me replant some of the trees, I was happy. Look at me now. I am very old, but I don’t look my age. When you look after God’s own, he will, also protect and bless you. I would encourage everybody to venture into tree planting if they can."

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Chief Executive of Forestry Commission commends Comfort Boakyewaa

The chief executive officer of the Forestry Commission, John Allotey, said Comfort Boakyewa and her team had done a good job. He encouraged them to even do better while calling on other Ghanaians, especially women, to emulate Comfort Boakyewaa.

“This place was degraded, and 500 hectares were allocated to Boakyewaa Enterprise to develop as a plantation site. As we speak, they have developed about 300 hectares and are doing very well. As we speak about greening Ghana and planting trees, we need to showcase what others have done,” John Allotey said.

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Despite the successes Comfort has chalked, she also has some challenges. Some of these are inefficient labour and lack of security in the plantation. She hopes to get help so she can even grow more trees.

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Ghanaian woman advises people struggling in cities to go back to their hometowns

In an earlier story, a young lady in a video has advised people who are struggling in Accra to move back to their respective hometowns, where things are more affordable.

This was after @securenation_ shared a video of a big bowl of boiled plantain and cassava she bought for GH₵15 and another bowl filled with several pieces of meat for just GH₵35.

Ghanaians who saw the post on social media took to the comments section to share various opinions.

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