The Ghana Shea Landscape Emission Reduction Project (GSLERP) , hosted by the Climate Change Department of Forestry Commission, has donated logistics to the Forest Services and Wildlife Divisions of the Forestry Commission.
The GSLERP is a component of the Ghana REDD+ Project that has been developed to address deforestation and degradation in a transformational manner, in line with national policies and measures.
The Project seeks to promote sustainable approaches to land use, forest conservation, and enhanced community-based resource management to stem the on-going degradation and deforestation from illegal logging, charcoal production, agricultural expansion and illegal mining that threaten forests and shea landscape.
In a statement, the Director of the Climate Change Department, Ms. Roselyn Fosuah Adjei, explained that the work the Commission does is heavily reliant on logistics and under the GSLERP some motorbikes, tricycles and watering cans were procured for FC.
She said the procurement of tricycles is an initiative in the history of the Commission which shows the inclusitivity of the work being done by the Commission because the community members requested for the tricycles for carting their seedlings to the planting sites.
“Increasingly forest management is becoming more collaborative and inclusive and we are happy we are here to experience it”, she elaborated.
The Chief Executive of FC, Mr. John Allotey , explained that the GSLERP which was launched in February 2022, is being funded partly by the Green Climate Fund and co-sponsored by the Government of Ghana.
He indicated that GSLERP is in five regions in the Savannah zones and a lot of seedlings have been raised and planted in those areas . So the items donated are going to support the GSLERP project in the various areas.
He acknowledged the support of Global Shea Alliance and the UNDP for their support for the Project.
He disclosed that, the donated items are made up of 42 motorbikes, 22 tricycles and 3,190 watering cans.
“The items donated are tailor made items that will support the work of the Project; the tricycles will help in the conveyance of seedlings from nurseries to planting sites, the motorbikes will serve as a means of transportation and will help in monitoring and also information dissemination”, Mr. Allotey added.
He called on the management of FSD and WD to ensure the proper management of the items and deployment to the right places.