As part of the ministry of lands and natural resources and the forestry commission’s agenda to eradicate deforestation, unplanned climate changes and to support global and national commitments on restoration of degraded landscapes government effort to get more trees in the country, the Bongo District of the Upper East region has lunched planting of trees, as today marks “GREENING GHANA DAY”
The District Coordinating Director Mr. Daniel Akayange said today marks a very important day, as the national celebration of “GREENING GHANA PROJECT”. He said it is the responsibility of individual to protect the environment, by avoiding the habit of falling of trees. The government has planned five million trees to be planted nationwide, Bongo district is planting 100,000 trees. He appealed to residents in the district to keep an eye on every tree planted and also plant more trees to safe life.
Mr. Martine Atanga who is in charge of the district Forestry Commission, therefore outline the benefits of tree planting, as trees are our life, trees provide us with food, shade, wood, medicine and shelter for our animals. He used the opportunity to thanked the President of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo for making this GREENING GHANA PROJECT to come through.
The Paramount Chief, Naba Alemyarum Salifu in a short speech, commended the government for the initiative and urged residents to fully participate in the exercise.
He again urged the residents in the district to take this program very serious as trees help us to live. He added that trees are beneficial in human life, therefore there is a need to have them in our communities.
He demonstrated by planting a tree, and others who were present also planted. The rest were sent to other communities in the Bongo district to be planted.
Source: Paulina Abebisa (District Officer ISD)