Ghanaian reggae artiste, Black Prophet has called for the conservation of the forest reserves in the country. To him, destroying our forest reserves will have adverse effects on the land and the people.
His comments come at a time when Ghana is fast losing grips on its forest reserves. With the leasing out of the Atiwa forest to the Chinese government in exchange of 2bn dollars is viewed by many as an attempt to destroy one of the few forests left in the country.
According to him, ‘a nation that destroys its soil destroys itself’. He added that the forests serve a lot of purposes including beign the lungs of the land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to the people.
He wrote on twitter; “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. #LifeAndLove #Forest #PropheticMusicProduction #propheticwear #madeinafrica #WithoutApology #StoriesOfLife #Worldwide #TimesLikeThis pic.twitter.com/xE5pZuy3GO
— Black Prophet (@blackprophetmus) July 8, 2020
Climate change has become a topic that has taken center stage in the international media. The unpredictable rainfall pattern and the long droughts experienced in most countries in Africa is seen as one of the after effects of destruction of the forests.