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Ghanaian Environmentalists Stress Participation of Private Sector in Restoring Degraded Land

The Chairman of the Biometric Offset Business Scheme, Dr. Yaw Osei-Owusu has stressed the need for private sector participation should the NPP government achieve its target of restoring 30,000 hectares of degraded lands per year, as it assumes governance.

In the build up to the election, President elect Nana Akufo Addo outlined plans to rebuild the ecosystem which has been depleted by unregulated human activities. Protecting the ecosystem has also been identified as a solution to reducing the alarming impacts of the global phenomenon of climate change.

“The government wants to establish or reaffirm forests, 30,000 hectares of degraded area. We don’t know how the government is going to do it but I’m very sure he is going to use the business as usual method and the business as usual methods have not been very successful,” the Chairman of the Biometric Offset Business Scheme, Dr Yaw Osei Owusu said.

Tomas Munita/CIFOR

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