Ghana’s timber industry is suffering, according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, due to the loss of the country’s forest reserves.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana has lost almost 100,000 acres of natural forest due to human activity during the past decade.
President Akufo-Addo asked Ghanaians to embrace the Green Ghana Day project, which aims to plant 20 million trees around the country, because it will go a long way toward combating climate change.
In the previous three decades alone, the world has lost more than 10 percent of its present forest area, or 1,137,846,602 acres of forest. According to our current data, we lose 150 acres of rainforest every minute, 200,000 acres every day, and 79 million acres year. In Ghana, over 100,000 acres of natural forest have been lost in the previous decade alone. Our forest business is in decline.”
“The forest is home to the majority of the planet’s terrestrial species and is essential to our fight against climate change. The climate catastrophe has reached a critical juncture. The church agreement advises us to maintain world temperatures at 1.5 degrees Celsius.”
Green Ghana Day was established as part of a national afforestation and restoration campaign to restore Ghana’s lost forest cover and contribute to worldwide efforts to combat climate change.