Atewa Forest Exhibition 2019
Securing Atewa for Prosperity & Wellbeing beyond Today
Come and learn more about this magnificent forest that provides water to over 5 million people in Ghana.
The menace and impact of galamsey has affirmed the urgent need to secure Ghana’s natural heritage and water sources for our wellbeing today and that of generations unborn. To achieve this, there is an urgent need for Ghana to prioritize “green landscape” development strategies and build socio-economic resilient frameworks to sustain its developmental agenda.
This exhibition is part of efforts to secure Atewa forest against all odds and generate public independent actions to encourage government to reverse bauxite mining plans and ensure the long-term sustainability of the forest landscape.
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019:
The exhibition will open on Wednesday at 02:00pm with a grand ceremony and then continue till Saturday, February 2, 2019.
Venue: British Council, Accra (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/12ef7aXG9KP2)
Time: 10:00 am-7:00pm each day (Thursday-Saturday)
Importance of Atewa Forest Reserve
The Atewa Forest, found in the Eastern Region, is the source of the Densu River which feeds the Weija Dam and water treatment plant. It is also the source to two important rivers; the Birim and Ayensu which together provides water to at least 5 million people in Greater Accra, Eastern Region and the Central Region of Ghana. It is also home to over 100 identified critically endangered plant and animal species, some of which are rare and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
The entire the event is free and open to the general public. Attendance for the event shall include members of the diplomatic missions here in Ghana, government agencies, schools, research agencies, civil society organizations, policy think-tanks, community members as well the general public.