Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saving Ghana's Forests

CARE International in Ghana launched a 15 year programme for Forest and Natural Resources. They will work with development actors at the local and national levels, private sector development and international NGOs. The reason for this launch is to save Ghana's natural resources, which are disappearing rapidly. This is going to effect Ghana significantly since their economic activity and personal livelihoods are so tightly intertwined. The program will try to reduce poverty by improving the management of the natural resources so that they are sustainable and improving people's livelihoods. There are about 1.6 million hectares of forest in Ghana and the goal is to keep this number through sustainable management. The natural recourse need to be controlled and benefiting the community first and foreign investments last, and this program is hoping to bring some of the wealth and power that the natural resources can provide, back to the people who are now in poverty.

-Sara Frodge

Source: Peace FM