The government will today, Friday, June 11, 2021, launch a yearning activity to plant 5,000,000 trees as a feature of endeavors to safeguard the climate.
The drive is being supported by the Forestry Commission and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.
Through media distributions and public transmissions, the general population has been encouraged to completely participate in the drive-by getting free seeds provided by the public authority through nearby Forestry Commission area workplaces or locale congregations for planting.
In the meantime, Parliament has suspended sitting for now because of the activity.
The House took a choice that the sitting will be suspended to empower Members of Parliament go to their particular bodies electorate to take an interest in the tree planting exercise.
President Akufo-Addo will likewise be relied upon to plant a tree today which has been announced as ‘Green Ghana Day.’
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, while dispatching the drive recently, said the activity is an interest into what’s to come.
“As a feature of the program, we are looking to work out an equation where the trees to be planted will be monetary trees. We are discussing the Timber, Wawa, Nim, Rosewood, Shea trees. The reasoning for this mediation is so that in planting the trees, we are additionally making speculation for the future,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo in a video to urge Ghanaians to help the drive prior to this month, said, “we can’t pause for a minute and watch as our trees, verdure cleared out”.
“Our very presence is tied straightforwardly to the endurance of trees”, he said, adding that, “Without the oxygen that is delivered by trees, we can’t make due as people”.
“Along these lines, on Friday, 11 June, the tree-planting activity will guarantee that we are planting seeds for one day, yet additionally for a long time into the future… I ask all Ghanaians to join this clarion call and help protect our current circumstance.”