Ghanaians to plant 5m trees to restore country’s forest cover

Ghanaian officials are set to plant five million trees in an attempt to restore the country’s forests.

President Nana Akufo Addo says he will join in, in the event – Green Ghana Project.

In a video statement he is asking citizens to help preserve the environment by nurturing the saplings.

Local reports in the country estimate that 80 percent of Ghana’s forest cover is depleted due to land degradation.

It is also estimated that crop yields will diminish by 7 percent  by the middle of the century.

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, says the Green Ghana Project strives to restore Ghana’s forest cover.

He then urged all Ghanaians to take part in the project. 

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