The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor has called on Ghanaians to find meaningful and practical ways to contribute to global efforts to halt climate change.
He made this call when he joined the Diplomatic Corps of Ghana to mark the 2023 Green Ghana Day with a tree planting exercise on Friday at the National Seismic Centre in Achimota.
He was proud to mention that Ghana as a respected member of the international community was a lead country when it comes to global efforts on halting climate change particularly, nature-based climate action.
The Minister stressed that the Green Ghana Day, plays a crucial role in all efforts being made to combat climate change.
He appealed to Ghanaians to put their collective efforts together, to deliver a safe, healthy, cooler and greener planet.
“Therefore, wherever you may find yourself today, kindly take a moment out of your schedule and plant a tree in support of this noble undertaking,” he advised.
He assured that the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources through the Forestry Commission would continue to provide support for the nurturing of trees planted. While they do so, he entreated each and every Ghanaian to take responsibility for nurturing trees in homes, offices and communities till they reach maturity.
On his part, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Maher Kheir, lauded the government and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources for what he described as a priceless initiative which reflects a futuristic vision of a Green Ghana and to protect Ghana’s rich landscape and vegetation.
He added that as a united force driven by a shared commitment to protect forests which indeed are the lifeline of the planet, it was only through a collective effort that all leaders of world can assure a healthier future for the current generation and those yet to come.
He further pledged the continuous support of the Diplomatic Press Corp towards the Green Ghana Day saying, “Let us pledge to plant trees, protect our exiting forests and educate others about the importance of this noble issue.”
Irene Wirekoaa Osei-ISD