The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor has disclosed that Ghana would grow five million trees across the sixteen regions in a day.
Speaking at the plenary, Mr. Samuel Jinapor explained that, his Ministry has declared 11 June 2021 as ‘GREEN GHANA DAY’, a day set aside to plant five million trees across the whole country just in a day.
According to him, the project is in accordance with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision for launching GREEN GHANA PROJECT, a project that seeks to help protect and improve our forest reserves and its natural resources for the good of Ghana.
“In the medium of long term we intend to vamp up this campaign to resolve in planting one hundred million trees” the minister added.
The Member of Parliament for Damango further explained that, on that faithful day, the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo would plant a commemorative tree with his Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin.
As well as, the Chief Justice Kwesi Anin-Yeboah and other prominent citizens of our society such as His Majesty the Asantehene, His Majesty the Yaa-Naa, and a host of other distinguished personalities would be called upon to support this great national exercise.
Contributing to the statement, Tamale North lawmaker, Alhassan Sayibu Suhiyini added that, the day should not be seen as a day planting trees but growing trees instead, and that, there is the need to ensure that, these trees are nurtured to grow in order to achieve the purpose for GREEN GHANA PROJECT.
Mr. Suhiyini further urged the tree planting project should focus on adding some valuable economic trees like, Rosewood which could be a source of revenue for the country even if not immediately, the future generations would enjoy that benefit of the national tree-planting project.
These comments came up today, Friday, 26 March 2021, at Parliament, when the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr. Samuel Abdulai Jinapor made a statement on the floor of Parliament to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Forest.
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