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Ghana Planted 5 Million Trees In A Day To Combat Deforestation

Ghana planted at least 5 million trees in a single day on Friday, June 11th, to help regrow and replenish the country’s lost forests and curb the impact of climate change; the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, said.

 

The expansion of farming and a lesser degree of mining and logging have led to high levels of deforestation in Ghana, environmentalists say. According to Forestry Commission figures, forest cover in the West African gold miner has declined to less than a fifth of what it was compared to the 1990s.

 

“The exploitation of forest resources for national development has not been sustainable over the years,” Akufo-Addo said in a speech that marked the country’s inaugural Green Ghana Day. He continued, “We don’t have tomorrow or the day after tomorrow to do this. We have to act now.”