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President Akuffo Addo marks green Ghana Day

His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo earlier today marked the Green Ghana day 2022 together with the minister of Lands and Natural resources.

In his speech, the president said some seven million tree seedlings were planted last year even though the target was to plant five million tree seedlings. Eighty percent of the trees planted last year survived despite the many harsh weather conditions.

He further stated that this year’s planting target of twenty million tree seedlings can only be achieved if all citizens involve themselves in this project.
President Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians to support the project as it will go a long way to help fight climate change.

“In the last three decades alone, the world has lost 1,137,846,602 acres of forest, more than 10% of the current total forest area. Per the current data we have, we are losing 150 acres of rainforest every single minute, 200,000 acres a day, and 79 million acres a year. Here in Ghana, we have lost some 100,000 acres of natural forest in the last decade alone. Our timber industry is suffering.”

“The forest is also home to most of the earth’s terrestrial biodiversity and crucial to our fight against climate change. The climate crisis is reaching a tipping point. We have been advised by the parish agreement to keep global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius.”

As part of a national afforestation and reforestation programme, the Green Ghana Day was introduced to bring the lost forest cover of Ghana and to contribute to the global effort to mitigate climate change

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