The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources will as part of this year’s Green Ghana Day scheduled for June 10, 2022 partner with the British High Commission in Accra to celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with a tree planting exercise at the Achimota Forest.
The Sector Minister, Samuel A. Jinapor who paid a courtesy call on the British High Commissioner, H.E Harriet Thompson on Monday, 30th May 2022 said “The idea is to mobilize British and Ghanaian citizens to plant trees at the Achimota Forest and have an occasion to launch the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Queen vis-a-vis the tree planting exercise which is going to take off on June 10, 2022”.
The occasion is also to help obtain maximum publicity locally and internationally for the two key events.
H.E Harriet Thompson on her part underscored the importance of the Queen’s Platinum jubilee saying “It is a special occasion in the U.K which has an aspect of tree planting and also falls in line with Ghana’s Green Ghana Day event”
H.E Thompson further pledged closer collaboration between the Commission and the Ministry to make the Green Day a resounding success.
The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated in 2022 in the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
The Principal beacon, involving The Tree of Trees (a 21m high ‘tree’ constructed of 350 smaller trees), will be lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
The “tree of trees” marks the success of the Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative, which is aimed to plant 1 million trees ahead of the Platinum Jubilee and is also a nod to both the need for more trees and greenery globally.