Ceremonial Green Ghana Day Project Takes Place in Bongo District

Bongo District, Ghana On Friday, June 9th, 2023, the Daliga Model School in Bongo hosted the district version of the ceremonial Green Ghana Day project. The event saw the planting of 30 trees on the school premises as part of the construction plans for a state-of-the-art school block and other facilities.

Hon. Rita Atanga District Chief Executive of Bongo planting a tree

The Honorable District Chief Executive, Rita Atanga, addressed the students of Daliga Model Girls School during the event. She revealed that the Bongo District aimed to plant a staggering 8,750 seedlings, with the Ghana Education Service and Ghana Health Service each contributing 150 seedlings to be planted in schools and healthcare facilities across the district. The remaining seedlings would be made available to individuals interested in planting trees in various locations of their choosing.

To acquire the seedlings, interested groups and individuals were directed to the forestry commission at the Agric office in the Bongo District. Hon. DCE, Rita Atanga emphasized the importance of trees in combating climate change and promoting the overall well-being of humanity. She highlighted their ability to absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, which is vital for the survival of both humans and other living organisms.

Among the significant benefits of trees, she mentioned their medicinal properties and their contribution to the country’s foreign exchange earnings. She emphasized trees’ critical role in sustaining human life and urged everyone to plant and care for trees, stressing that when the last tree dies, so does the last man. She expressed gratitude for the visionary leadership of H. E. President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Minister-in-charge of Lands and Forestry, recognizing their instrumental role in initiating this remarkable initiative. She called on the public to actively participate in the project to ensure its success.

In total, 8,750 seedlings were distributed and planted throughout the Bongo District as part of the Green Ghana Day project. Madam Florence Ayamga, the headmistress of Daliga Model Girls School, expressed her appreciation to Hon. DCE Rita Atanga and her team for selecting their school for this honourable project. She appealed for the support of parents and the DCE in safeguarding the planted trees. Additionally, she requested the provision of mesh wires and water hoses from the District Assembly to facilitate proper care for the trees.

Assemblyman Hon. Solomon Asampana echoed these sentiments, urging the management of the Assembly to extend support to the project. He recognized the contribution of parents who generously provided land for the construction of the school. With a collective effort, the community aims to nurture the planted trees and ensure their survival.

The ceremonial Green Ghana Day project in the Bongo District is a powerful reminder of the importance of trees in addressing environmental challenges and promoting sustainable development. With the commitment of the district’s residents and stakeholders, the initiative holds the potential to make a significant impact in the fight against climate change while enhancing the quality of life for present and future generations.

Source: Paulina Abebisa (Ag. District Officer ISD)

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