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Ghana Instrumenting Anti-Deforestation Initiatives

Students, public leaders, celebrities, and politicians in Ghana all came together to refresh and rejuvenate the country’s forests.As a part of the Green Ghana program, 5 million trees were planted on Friday. The government is giving out free seeds and saplings to individuals, schools, and other organizations that are actively participating in reducing Deforestation.

Many NGOs have also come forward in volunteering for this program. Government statistical data shows that in 1900, Ghana had 20 million acres of forest cover. Today that has come down to an area of about 4 million acres only.

The forests are being destroyed due to small-scale mining and widespread illegal categorization, and now, it is the “time for action,” said Ghana Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor to the Agence France-Presse.He further added that this Green Ghana program aims to save the trees for now and for the future generation. One cannot afford to fail the leaders of the future.

The government of Ghana, which will endure to this program for the upcoming five years, gave extra seedlings out to school and college students like Rosemond Asante, who is 12 years old, so they could plant trees with their parents at their home too. These initiatives will also promote Afforestation along with reducing Deforestation. Asante told the media that they were happy to be a part of such a beautiful event.He further added that he loves trees.

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