Why Ghana Should Start Greening The Environment

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Greening the environment means planting and replanting of trees.

Planting and replanting of trees was an integral part of Ghanaians some years ago. Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti region had the by-name “Garden city” because it was full of plants.

On a sharp contrast, the modern Ghanaians have grown a love for excessive cutting down of trees and failure to plant or replant due to lack of knowledge.

The government is idle in making and enforcing laws that protect the environment neither is it educating the populace enough.

Nonetheless, what is left should be protected. There is a popular saying; when the last tree dies, the last man also dies. Plants are important in the environment. Therefore for these reasons, Ghana should go green now.

 

Climate Improvement

Planting more will enhance the climate. Issues of irregular rainfall patterns and seasonal changes will be resolved.

 

Beautification

Legon botanical gardens
Green environment

Plants especially the ornamental plants have an aesthetic effect on the environment. It makes the surroundings more seducing which in turn will facilitate tourism.

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Health

Green environment
Eshun relaxing in a green environment

Fresh air from and shade from the trees and other plants is an avenue for people to relax and get good rest.

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Conserving water

Water protected by green environment
Water protected by green environment

Water bodies should be protected for wise use. Growing trees around the waters prevent direct exposure to sunlight which causes drying.

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