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Community receives training on fuel efficient stoves usage

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Residents of Atiavi Glime in the Keta District of the Volta Region have received training in the construction and maintenance of fuel efficient stoves to improve energy usage and to reduce the effect of climate change.

Trees for the Future, Ghana in collaboration with Save Our Soil Organisation, non-governmental organisations provided the training for the people to improve their livelihood.

Mr Winfred Habada, Director of Save Our Soil Organisation in an interaction with newsmen noted that the community found it difficult to get access to fuel-wood because of the lack of trees in the area as well as the high sea winds that causes fire-wood to burn fast when cooking, hence the need for the training.

Mr George Ansah, Training Co-ordinator for Trees for the Future, who took the residents through the programme, said in the wake of the climate change menace, his organisation was helping the people to improve their livelihood in sustainable tree planting and construction of fuel efficient stoves to improve energy efficiency.

He gave the assurance that one million trees are scheduled to be planted in various communities and schools this year to improve land and water resources in Ghana.

Mr Derrick Burkey, a US Peace Corps Volunteer in the area, observed that the community was faced with several challenges and was hardest hit by the problem of climate change.

He said the Peace Corps presence in the area had brought a lot of development initiatives in the Atiavi Glime area including construction of toilet facilities, potable water and planted 10,000 trees to improve soil fertility, access to fuel-wood, enhanced the restoration and protection of the water resources.

Source: GNA

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