July 13, 2024

The Co-Founder and Managing Campaigner of Eco-Care Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization Mr. Obed Owusu-Addai, has charged Ghanaians to make it a top priority in reclaiming the country’s lost forest reserves and river bodies as that is the only way to mitigate the looming danger coming with Climate Change.

Mr. Owusu-Addai, stressed that until Ghanaians make it a habit to plant more trees and nurture them to survive and put a stop to activities that destroy our Environment, a time will coming that Humans will not have a safe place to live.

He made this appeal in Techiman during a Stakeholders Meeting on the “Integrated Landscape Management” as part of a project dubbed “Landscape and Environmental Agility Across the Nation – LEAN” which is being implemented by Eco-Care in parts of Ashanti and Bono East Regions.

According to him, the Bono East region is blessed with vast arable land, the more reason inhabitant of the region have to protect their environment.

“The Bono Region is a very important region because almost all the food we get in Ghana is produced in the Bono East region, if care is not taking especially in terms of bushfire, we may loose most of our vegetation.

“The best way to protect our vegetation and climate is the planting of more trees so we will plead with the good people of Bono East to take keen interest in the planting of trees.

“We recently celebrated the Green Ghana Day, but the sad news is that most of the communities are yet to plant the trees, that is a very bad habit because the planting of the trees is the only way to protect our vegetation and climate so I will entreat all and sundry to take keen interest in it.

“We are here to train our landscape management board and members that we have trained them for the past three years, so we are here to intensify that training so they can collaborate with the forestry commission and the district level assembly in a  more productive way. We also trained them on forest and monitoring.” He said

For his part, Mr. Samuel Mensah Mawutor also a Campaigner at Eco-Care Ghana revealed that the LEAN Project seeks to empower Farmers, Forestry Commission, Security Agencies and all other Stakeholders to be able to protect Ghana’s natural resources.

He advised Ghanaians not to deplete the environment for money since posterity will never forgive any generation that will involve in such heinous crimes committed against humanity.

“The integrated landscape management is an approach use to manage natural resources, there is a new proven way to manage natural resources which is the integrated landscape approach t so we are here to train farmers, officers of the forestry commission and other stakeholder.

“We are training them on how to manage our forest reserve and fight against climate change so we are here to train all relevant stakeholders on how best we can all protect our landscape.” Mr. Samuel Mensah Mawutor told Nana Kwadwo Adu

“The way we use lands in our transition, which is Offinso, Techiman, and Nkoranza is not the best, so we are learning on how best to use our lands and protect the environment, we have really learned a lot and we hope such training will continue because it will help us to protect our forest reserve. Some beneficiaries of the stakeholders told the media.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com