The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Harriet Thompson today joined the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Benito Owusu-Bio to plant trees at the Queen Elizabeth II Education Foundation in Accra to mark the 2022 Green Ghana Day.
The occasion also coincided with Queen Elizabeth’s month-long Platinum Jubilee Anniversary Celebrations.
In an interaction with the students, Mr Owusu-Bio said the Green Ghana day was an aggressive reforestation/afforestation strategy of the government to restore lost forest cover and contribute to global efforts to fight climate change and its adverse impacts on livelihoods.
He urged Ghanaians to actively participate in the tree planting exercise to build a sustainable green future.
On her part, Ms Thompson said the Green Ghana Project could contribute to global efforts for curbing climate change and its impact on humanity.
“Trees are precious to us, they help to keep this hot temperature down, it provides homes for nature and wildlife and they also help to protect our water bodies and help to clean our air and most importantly help stop climate change,” she added.
Irene Wirekoaa Osei, ISD