TREEAID is set to commence the implementation of a carbon project in Northern Ghana as part of efforts to address climate change and deforestation in 21 selected communities.
TREEAID is an international development organization working in the drylands of Africa, supporting poor communities affected by climate variability impacts to harness the potential of trees in reducing poverty and protecting the environment.
Speaking to the media at a one-day meeting with stakeholders in the Upper East region, the Country Programs Manager, Jonathan A. Naaba, stated that the organization has been operating across the five regions of the north in recent years. Therefore, it decided to explore options to continue engaging with rural communities for land and forest restoration initiatives.
According to Mr. Naaba, if the carbon project secures the expected funding, it will also help promote tree-based food and nutrition security in the selected areas, particularly in the Upper East and North East regions.
“In Ghana, we are conducting visibility studies to develop the carbon project, focusing on the north of Ghana, especially the North East and Upper East regions. We have identified 21 communities to implement the project, targeting 26,600 hectares, and planning to plant 3.7 million trees with a survival rate of 70 percent.”
The one-day meeting brought together key stakeholders, including traditional leaders and heads of departments, to seek their inputs to finalize the project document for funding. Naba Clifford Asobayire V, the Paramount Chief of the Kologo Traditional Area in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality, applauded TREEAID for the initiative. He called on the assemblies to pass by-laws that would serve as punitive measures against persons caught destroying the environment.
Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure|Bolgatanga|