The Ghana Chamber of Mines (GCM) donated GHS778,657 to Ghana’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to support the government’s Green Ghana project that encourages planting of more trees to restore Ghana’s forests and natural vegetation, which have been lost to illegal mining and human activities.

President of Ghana Chamber of Mines Mr. Eric Asubonteng presented a dummy cheque to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor. “The support today will not only be a flash in the pan. We will continue to support the government’s agenda to protect the environment because the government’s vision is not different from what the GCM seeks to achieve,” Mr. Asubonteng said. Mr Asubonteng said the GCM would continue to support the government to roll out initiatives that would ensure the restoration of the depleted lands and forests.

Mr. Jinapor commended members of the chamber for supporting the initiative. He reiterated government’s commitment to greening Ghana and making illegal mining a “no go area” in the country. The ministry launched the Green Ghana project in June 2021 and mobilize stakeholders to plant more than 5 million trees in 2021. The ministry has plans to target the planting of 20 million trees in 2022.