• Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

Youth in Afforestation personnel threaten to boycott Green Ghana project

The Green Ghana project, according to some members of the Youth in Afforestation program, will fail if the government does not pay their three-month arrears.

Last month, the group staged a demonstration over their five-month-overdue allowances, pushing officials to make two-month payments.

However, the organization now wants the government to expedite the clearing of the remaining three-month arrears before the Green Ghana project begins in June 2022.

Bossman Adu-Twum Anin, the group’s convener, stated that if they are not paid before the exercise, they will withdraw their services.

“We are anticipating December pay, and those who had difficulty with their October stipends must be compensated as well.” We also anticipate the Forestry Commission and the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to ensure that our payments are made before the start of the Green Ghana initiative in January and February 2022. We are telling them that they still owe us money and that they must fulfill their responsibilities; nevertheless, if they do not do so before the Green Ghana initiative begins, it will collapse. Before we all hit the ground for the Green Ghana project, they need to settle us,” he warned.

The government began the Green Ghana project with the goal of restoring the country’s forest cover.

Through the scheme, the government hopes to plant 20 million trees this year.

President Akufo-Addo called on all citizens to support the cause during the launch of the 2022 Green Ghana Day on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

“Climate change must be accompanied by a campaign against deforestation and forest degradation.” Despite the fact that Africa contributes the least to climate change, accounting for only 4% of global emissions, we are committed to do our share to counteract it.”

“It is for this reason that, last year, we launched the Green Ghana Project as part of an intensive afforestation and reforestation initiative.” With your help and excitement, we were able to surpass our initial goal of 5 million to 7 million trees. This inspired us to do much more. “All of these trees, I’m told, are doing fine,” he remarked.

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