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Akufo-Addo plants ‘tree of life’ to mark Green Ghana Day

Akufo-Addo plants ‘tree of life’ to mark Green Ghana Day

Akufo-Addo plants ‘tree of life’ to mark Green Ghana Day

The event happened at the Jubilee House where state dignitaries

converged to mark the occasion Friday afternoon.

The Green Ghana initiative is aimed at planting over five million

trees in efforts to preserve and protect the country’s

forest cover and the environment at large.

Akufo-Addo plants ‘tree of life’ to mark Green Ghana Day
Akufo-Addo plants ‘tree of life’ to mark Green Ghana Day

During the event, the President stressed the need

to restore the country’s lost forest cover.

“There is an urgent need to reverse the trend and restore

our forest resources as much as possible back to their original state.

We do not have tomorrow or the day after tomorrow to

do this. We have to act now,” he said.

He said the event will be marked annually.

Akufo-Addo plants ‘tree of life’ to mark Green Ghana Day

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“Today’s nationwide exercise will not be a one-off event.

We intend to enhance ongoing afforestation programmes

and see to the sustainable exploitation of our forest resources.

“Indeed, we’re doing so through a number of policy interventions.

Akufo-Addo plants ‘tree of life’ to mark Green Ghana Day

The attempt to regulate and sanitize the small-scale mining

industry is one such to help keep our

forest cover and reserves intact, ” he said.

The President noted that government is determined to

ensure the survival of the five million trees planted.

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