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.
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.
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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.
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.