On August 17th, 2021 Plant-for-the-Planet Ghana paused planting on their site at Banpewa in the Savannah Region of Ghana due to water having flooded some parts of the cleared and demarcated area as a result of heavy rains experienced.
The Meteorological Agency in Ghana has predicted heavy rains for this year and the rainy season is expected to last up to November. Usually, the rainy season in the Northern parts of Ghana only lasts up to September. The heavy rains that occur in irregular patterns are already a consequence of the climate crisis in the Northern region of the country.
The area affected by the flooding is about 50 hectares out of the 82 hectares of the demarcated and cleared area which is ready for planting. The project management has now decided to continue with the work on the planting site on September 7th, 2021 by clearing and demarcating a new 50 hectares area on some identified parts of the land with good topography which aren’t waterlogged.
As the rains would be longer this year, planting early would help the trees to adjust to the new home with more rains. The area where the first seedlings have already been planted has the right amount of water needed by the seedlings as that area doesn’t hold so much water due the topography of the ground there.
We will not get discouraged by the already noticeable effects of the climate crisis and thus fight even harder against global warming by planting trees to restore the Savannah Region of Ghana.
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