May 30, 2024

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has underscored the need to protect the land and natural resources in the country.

He said extracting the minerals Ghana has been blessed with should not lead to the destruction of forests and rivers.

Delivering a speech at the 67th Independence Day Anniversary held at Koforidua in the Eastern region, President Akufo-Addo stated that unless we change how we treat the land, future generations will not recognise the Ghana they read about in the land we bequeath to them

“Fellow Ghanaians, on the day we celebrate our nationhood, we cannot and should not leave out a reference to the physical state of the land that constitutes Ghana. We cannot claim to love Ghana when we treat it with such disdain and total careless abandon, the forests, the rivers, the vegetation, the creatures and the soils that makeup Ghana.” He said.

“The Almighty has been kind and generous to us, and our beautiful land deserves to be treated with tender loving care. Unless we change how we treat the land, future generations will not recognise the Ghana they read about in the land we bequeath to them.” Nana Addo added.

I stay firm in my conviction that extracting the minerals we have been blessed with should not lead to the destruction of forests and rivers. We should dedicate ourselves anew to taking care of Ghana.

President Akufo-Addo assured that the government is committed to provide support to flood victims in the country.

“I must, at this stage, reaffirm the Government’s continued commitment to providing support for victims of the recent, extensive flooding in downstream communities, in the Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta Regions, caused by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam last year – a necessary action which was taken to maintain the dam’s structural integrity. As set out in the 2024 budget, the Government has set aside two hundred and twenty million cedis (GH¢220 million), of which eighty million cedis (GH¢80 million) has already been released by the Ministry of Finance, to support the ongoing rehabilitation efforts for the affected communities. The government will stop at nothing to restore normalcy to the lives and livelihoods of all affected persons.” He stressed.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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