The Ministry of Information (MoI) and the Information Services Department (ISD) have marked Green Ghana Day with a tree-planting exercise and tree nurturing at the Ministry on Friday.
The Day forms part of an aggressive reforestation/afforestation strategy of the Government to restore the lost forest cover of the country and contribute towards global efforts to fight climate change and other adverse impacts on lives and livelihoods.
The Chief Director of MoI, Mrs. Charlotte Morgan – Asiedu, who led the team encouraged everyone to participate in the tree planting exercise and nurture them to ensure they survive to build a sustainable future.
She stated, “Today 9th June marks Green Ghana Day, it is an initiative of tree planting exercise. We are joining the President to plant 10 million trees. Everyone is supposed to plant a tree in their homes, by the roadside, in churches, in mosques to restore our forests which are depleting.”
According to Mrs Morgan – Asiedu, the current state of the environment in Ghana leaves much to be desired and there was much that can be done to improve the situation.
“This exercise is for our children and generation, so everyone should do their best to support this initiative,” she noted.
Mrs. Morgan-Asiedu emphasized that more trees should be planted, that they should be cared for by being weeded and watered, and that environmental cleanliness should be preserved in order to make the environment greener.
She noted that the Ministry would intensify the tree planting and keep an eye on the progress of the trees planted.
“This project will be sustained because the trees planted would be nurtured to grow,” she added.
The Green Ghana Day was instituted in 2021 by Government, under the auspices of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, as part of an aggressive afforestation and reforestation programme to restore the lost forest cover of the country.
The theme of this year’s Green Ghana Day is “Our Forests, Our Health,” with a goal of planting at least 10 million tree seedlings across the country.
Patience Anaadem, ISD