As part of this year’s Green Ghana Initiative, the Eastern regional Forestry Services Division plans to plant 600,000 trees in the Eastern region’s degraded forests on June 9th, 2023.
He said that the project would support international efforts to reduce climate change and aid in the restoration of Ghana’s lost forest cover.
After the observance of the International Day Of Forests, with the theme “Forest and Health,” in Koforidua on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Mr. Emmanuel Owusu Nkwantabisa revealed this information in an exclusive interview with journalist Kaakyire Kwasi Afari of Afeema FM.
The United Nations established the International Day of Forests, also known as World Forests Day, which is observed annually on March 21 to promote awareness of the significance of forests and trees for the survival of humanity and the world. According to the deputy regional manager.
In addition to regulating the climate, purifying the air and water, and providing food, medicine, and other resources, he explained to Kaakyire Kwasi Afari that forests are essential for the environment and our life.
He has therefore urged all Ghanaians in the area and Ghana at large to support the government’s tree-planting initiative and that of the Forestry Commission.
Mr. Owusu Nkwantabisa bemoaned that the rate at which people invaded and degraded the forests, through illegal felling of trees, was seriously threatening the environment and vegetation, which could cause irreparable damage to health, he said
He did, however, caution the public to seek a permission from the Forestry Commission for adequate advice in order to conserve the forest for the future, especially those involved in charcoal burning and timber cutting.
According to Mr. Emmanuel Owusu Nkwantabisa, the Forestry Services Division in the Eastern area had caught several unlicensed chainsaw users cutting down commercial trees through routine surveillance and had taken them to court.
Due to these factors, he had strongly advised illegal chainsaw users to stop their behavior and warned that his troops would arrest them.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Kaakyire Kwasi Afari