Green Ghana Project: Ahafo Region plant more than 170,000 tree species
The Ahafo Region Minister, Hon. George Boakye, Appreciated the level of public enthusiasm toward the project.
More than 170,000 economic trees have been planted across the Ahafo Region, under the Green Ghana Project, Mr Bernard Ntiamoah, the Ahafo Regional Manager of the Forest Service Division said at the plant site in Ahafoman Senior High school.
Ahafo Region and its environs have become vulnerable to wind storm lately, hence the choice of the tree planting exercise.
At a short ceremony, the Ahafo Regional, Manager of Forestry Commission, Mr Benard Ntiamoah underscored the essence of trees in the environment.
“Tree planting will form a complete greeny system which can achieve purification of air, prevention of pollution, adjusting of climate, improvement of soil quality as well as enhancement of visual ecology.”
He, however, pointed out there was a serious threat to the environment which should be addressed as a matter of urgency to avoid grave ecological problems.
“The rate at which our forests are being depleted by indiscriminate cutting of tress for commercial and domestic purposes, destruction of water bodies by illegal miners must be regulated.”
The Omanhene of Goaso Nana Kwasi Bosomprah (1) noted the exercise was to protect and conserve the environment for future generation.
“The reason why we must involve selves in this planting exercise is to inculcate in them the need to take care of nature as they grow.”
Bosomprah urged residents and community members to own a tree and be responsible for nurturing it till it matures.
The Ahafo Region Minister, Hon. George Boakye, Appreciated the level of public enthusiasm toward the project, saying many institutions and individuals in the region can go to various District Assembly and take delivery of the tree species for planting.
Hon. George Boakye, explained the Green Ghana Project was a prerequisite to mitigate the impact of climate change and promote a sustainable environment and appealed to the public to participate in the nationwide tree planting exercise.
"Trees provide shades, re-green and promote environmental sustainability, and protect society against flooding and windstorm,” he said and advised the public to also help to nurture the trees.
The trees comprised mahogany, cedrella, offramo, mango, coconut, cashew and cassia species.
Sulley Dramani, Ahafo Region