Recent reports have indicated that Ghana has lost almost a whopping 50 percent of its forests with an annual deforestation rate of 2 percent, raising fears that the country will lose all its forests by 2040 if nothing is done about it.
It is against this background that a youth group called The Green Republic has set a project of planting 100 million trees in the next ten years to restore depleted forests across the country.
To achieve this goal, the group has formed a partnership with the Kete Krachie Timber Recovery Ltd, an organization set up to combat illegal felling of trees.
Convener of The Green Republic Project, Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa, said it is about time the youth of the country took part in fighting climate change, hence, his decision to form the organization and partner the Kete Krachie Timber Recovery Ltd.
“We believe that the youth must own the future by helping shape it today and that is exactly what we seek to achieve with the Green Republic Project. As leaders of tomorrow, we are concerned and worried about the rate at which our forests are being depleted and the dire consequences that deforestation poses for future generations.
Forestry experts have cautioned that Ghana’s forests could be depleted in the next decade if care is not taken and prudent measures deployed to check the crisis rate of deforestation.
I am therefore very excited to announce for the first time of an upcoming working partnership between the Green Republic Project and Kete Krachi Timber Recovery limited to plant 100 million trees by 2028,”he said. He is thereby calling for all who are interested in the environment to join the fight against climate change by providing support of any kind for his organisation.