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kwahu June 7, 2024


Hon. Lawyer Yaw Owusu Addo (MCE), Mr. Peter Tetteh Kwabla (MCD), Mr. Francis Dogbese (Agric. Director), Hon. Bamfo (Presiding Member), Alhaji Mohammed Hamidu (NADMO Director), and Mr. Opoku Agyemang (Forestry Commission), among other dignitaries, joined the Chief and people of Apradang on Friday, June 7, 2024, to plant various tree seedlings as part of the 2024 Green Ghana Day under the theme “Growing for a Greener Tomorrow.”

The tree planting exercise, part of the activities to commemorate this year’s Green Ghana Day, aims to protect the environment and complement the Government’s aggressive afforestation and reforestation program designed to restore the country’s vegetation cover.

In his welcome address, Alhaji Mohammed Hamidu (NADMO Director) lauded Green Ghana Day, an initiative introduced in 2021 by President Nana Akufo-Addo. This initiative aims to create enhanced national awareness that will necessitate collective action toward restoring degraded landscapes in the country. He mentioned that a minimum of five thousand tree seedlings had been provided by the Forestry Commission to be planted across farmlands, Galamsey-degraded lands, roadsides, and school parks in the municipality.

Giving the keynote address, Hon. Lawyer Yaw Owusu Addo underscored the need for inhabitants to cultivate the habit of tree planting to help improve the vegetative cover and combat the effects of greenhouse gases, while providing oxygen and shade. He emphasized that sustained efforts at planting trees would contribute significantly to restoring degraded landscapes in the municipality and aid the global attempt to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.

The launch was attended by service commanders and officers from the Police, Fire, Immigration, NADMO, Forestry Commission, KWMA, as well as teachers, pupils, elders, community members from Apradang, and the media. Nana Somuah Apredu II (Apradanghene) planted the first tree seedling at Apradang M/A School Park to officially launch Green Ghana Day in the municipality.

Species of tree seedlings planted included Cedrella, Cassia, Akye, Ofram, Mahogany, Millettia, Teak, and Gmelina.


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