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Ghana to Ban Charcoal Production

The National Focal Point on climate change education at EPA, Dr. Emmanuel Tachie Obeng, says deforestation through charcoal production is endangering the country’s environment. He said about 80% of Ghanaians use charcoal and about 5.5% using (Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for cooking, a situation he believes is worrying if government does not act quickly to ban the use and production of charcoal. Dr. Obeng said the EPA is trying its best to ensure that about 30% of the population uses LPG, a move that he said Government has already started with the distribution of about 70,000 LPG cylinders to people under its rural LPG promotion project.

Ollivier Girard/CIFOR

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