Germany supports Ghana with 4.5 million Euros for afforestation programme


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Accra, Jan 14, GNA – The German Government has
announced a 4.5 million Euros support for Ghana under a four-year project to
fight deforestation and help restore forest landscape through sustainable wood
energy value chain.

Christoph Retzlaff, the German Ambassador to
Ghana, announced the package when he paid a courtesy call on Mr Kwaku
Asomah-Cheremeh, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resource in Accra.

The project, to be launched to be launced at
Kintanpo in the Bono East Region, would involve the reforestation of 300
hectares of degraded land for sustainable energy wood production.

Added to that would be the restoration of 700
hectares of degrated natural forest and the introduction of energy efficiency
charcoal kilns and cooking stoves.   

Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh applauded the strong ties
between Ghana and Germany and expressed appreciation for the assistance.

“We are very proud of your visit and we
hope it will enhance the funds in the future,” he added.