Kwahu West Municipality Joins Hands to Launch Green Ghana Day 2023
The Kwahu West Municipal National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Secretariat, in collaboration with the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly, Forestry Commission Division of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Agricultural Department, and other stakeholders, officially launched the 2023 edition of The Green Ghana Day. The launch took place on June 9, 2023, at Jamasi No. 2, a community in the Kwahu West Municipality, under the theme “Our Forest, Our Health.”
The launch event witnessed the presence of several dignitaries, including local community leaders, government officials, and representatives from various organizations. Notably, esteemed guests included Nana Tenkorang Kopreso II, Chief of Jamasi Kese, along with his entourage. Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), and other key officials from the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly were also in attendance. Representatives from the Forestry Commission, Agricultural Department, and NADMO were present to show their support for the initiative.
The program was aptly chaired by Nana Tenkorang Kopreso II, Chief of Jamasi No. 2. Heads of departments took turns addressing the gathering, emphasizing the importance of trees for life and the environment. Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo delivered the keynote address, urging the attendees, particularly the schoolchildren, to take ownership of the trees and ensure their survival. On behalf of the President of Ghana, he officially launched the project for the Kwahu West Municipality.
To commence the event, Nana Tenkorang Kopreso II planted the first seedling, symbolically inaugurating the Green Ghana Day. This act was followed by Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo, MCE, who also planted a seedling. Subsequently, other dignitaries present actively participated by planting various species of trees such as Cedrella, Cassia, and Bamboo in the Jamasi community.
The Green Ghana Day launch marked a significant step toward the conservation and restoration of Ghana’s forests. With the collective effort of the Kwahu West Municipality and its stakeholders, this initiative promises a greener and healthier future for the entire region.