With the launch of the Green Ghana Project, which will encourage all Ghanaians to participate in a nationwide tree planting exercise, Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana, vowed to implement an extensive afforestation programme this year.
This was announced in his State of the Nation Address. Last year an estimated 24 million seedlings were supplied for planting under the government’s Youth in Afforestation and Reforestation project.
Species planted included Teak, Cedrela, Gmelina, Oram, Emire, Mahogany and Rosewood. On the economy, the president said he expected economic growth to rebound to around 5% this year which is above the IMF’s 4.2% projection for Ghana.
Early this year the government eased some Coronavirus control restrictions to boost economic activity in tandem with the nation-wide vaccination exercise.
First published in the Tropical Timber Market Report.