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Heat waves pose a threat to our lives; planting trees to soften its impact

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has noted that African countries are at risk of experiencing excessive heat waves if care is not taken.

Hence the decision to grow more trees to mitigate the ripple effects of extreme weather and climate change.

He explained that about 42 million trees have been planted so far, of which at least 80% have survived.

President Akufo-Addo made these remarks during the commemoration of this year’s Green Ghana tree planting initiative, which aims to plant 10 million trees across the country.

He appealed to everyone to make it a duty to plant a tree and nurture it to maturity.

President Akufo-Addo also called on the private sector to financially support the Green Ghana project, with the aim of reducing the burden on public finances.

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has made an impassioned appeal to Ghanaians to help regenerate our forests by planting trees and nurturing them to maturity.

He stated that the survival rate continues to increase, and this year will also see growth. According to him, about 1,000 trees will be planted in the Burma camp today.

The minister also added that Ghana is one of the few countries that have recorded an increase in forest cover and is ready to do more.

Defense Minister Dominic Nitiwul called on all military officers to plant trees, saying it is a national security issue.

He praised the Green Ghana project.

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