The Ministry of Environment Science and Technology (MESTI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) is implementing the Ghana Landscape Restoration & Small-Scale Mining Project (GLRSSMP) to strengthen integrated landscape management.
The project also seeks to formalize artisanal and small-scale mining and increase benefits to communities in the targeted degraded savannah and cocoa forest areas.
The Minister, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, made the remark during the press briefing on Wednesday at the Ministry of Information press center in Accra.
The GLRSSMP seeks to strengthen integrated landscape management, formalize artisanal and small-scale mining and increase benefits to communities in the targeted degraded savannah and cocoa forest areas.
He added that 466 community fire volunteers have been trained and provided with resources to protect fire-prone forest resources.
“Twenty thousand, three hundred thirty-one farmers have been supported with farm inputs and extension service to practice sustainable land management practices to cover a total area of 13,861.75ha,” he noted.
The initiative has a funding stream from the PROGREEN Multi-donor Trust Fund, Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund and International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group.
Joyce Adwoa Animia Ocran, ISD