Ghana lost 80% of forest cover As Government t Plants 20 million trees To Mark Green Ghana Day
According to the Minister, there will some 10 million trees were expected to be planted in forest reserves while another 10 million were also expected to be planted in public places across the country.
Ghana lost 80% of forest cover As Govt Plants 20 million trees To Mark Green Ghana Day Story: Prosper Kwaku Selassy Agbitor Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Honourable Samuel Abu Jinapor has disclosed that Ghana has lost 80% of its forest cover since 1900 as the country plants some 20 million trees across the country in commemoration of Green Ghana Day.
Addressing the press in Parliament today June 8, 2022, the Minister said the country's forest cover was fast eroding exposing the environment to the incidence of tidal waves, and abnormal rise in temperature as a result of climate change. He hinted that the President, Former Presidents, and MPs would actively be involved in the tree-planting exercise. Whereas the President will plant his trees at the Efua Sutherland Children Park, the Vice President will plant his in Tamale, the Speaker of Parliament will plant at the precincts of Parliament, and the Chief Justice will plant at the crescents of the Supreme Court.
He also stated that former President John Agyakum Kufour will be planting at Gomoa Nsuaem, Former President John Dramani Mahama will be planting in Accra, His Majesty the Asantehene will be planting in Kumasi, His Majesty Yaa-Naa will plant in Yendi and the Chief Imam will also be planting in Accra.
He said 10 million trees were expected to be planted in forest reserves while another 10 million were also expected to be planted in public places across the country.
He said Ghana is a member of the International community and will also be contributing her quota to global efforts in halting climate change. To allow Members of Parliament to participate in the exercise at their consequences, the Second Deputy Speaker of Andrew Amoako Asiamah has declared that the House will not be sitting on Friday, June 10, 2022.