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Protecting Ghana's Forests

There is this funny African proverb that says: "You don't value your own buttocks until you develop a boil over there."

It seems to me that sometimes man takes nature for granted. But nature is very, very kind to man. On Wednesday, 16 March 2016, a two-day international forest conference took off here in Accra the capital city of Ghana. Held under the theme "Forest for the future of New Forest for Africa", the event was opened by H.E. Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Coincidentally, H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, Former President of Ghana is the current UN Special Envoy on Climate Change. Further, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, current President of Ghana is Co-Chair for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2030). These are positive facts about Ghana which must be celebrated.

Francesco Veronesi

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