As part of Government’s effort in restoring the greenery in Ghana’s seeming degraded environment and forest depletion, the West Akim Municipal Assembly has observed the Green Ghana Day. The tree planting exercise was symbolically conducted at a forest portion of the St. Thomas Technical Senior High School.
In an address to mark the day, Hon. Charles Acheampong Member of Parliament for Lower West Akim Constituency), said it was very significant to mark the day to restore Ghana’s greenery environment. He indicated that the day was being observed nationwide, adding that, all MPs at various constituencies were taking part in the tree planting exercise. That, he said showcased how relevant the day is to the Government. He urged all citizens to plant trees in their various environment and to ensure its growth by monitoring it.The MP noted that individuals, schools, or groups that will monitor the trees planted to ensure its growth would be awarded to encourage the activity.
\The Hon. MCE, Mr. Seth Oduro Boadu, reiterated government’s commitment to ensuring the restoration of Ghana’s greenery environment by calling on all and sundry to embark on the activity of tree planting. He bemoaned that the tree planting exercise marked a year ago was not monitored which led to a stunted growth of most of the trees planted. Owing to what the MCE termed was “unfortunate”, he appealed to all stakeholders to ensure monitoring of this year’s exercise to yield good results. The Kade District Assistant Manager of the Forestry Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Saddique, called on all stakeholders to support the tree planting exercise to make it a success. He said 60,000 trees had been earmarked to be planted in the West Akim municipality to mark the day. He urged the inhabitants to call on the office of the Municipal Forestry commission for a tree to go plant.
The Hon. Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Seth Oduro Boadu, led a team comprising the Hon Member of Parliament for the area, Mr. Charles Acheampong, the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Paul Mac Ofori, the Municipal Director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mrs. Modesta Sapaty, the Kade District Assistant Manager of the Forestry Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Saddique, and some heads of department and unit.
The Municipal Chief Executive, MP, Municipal Coordinating Director, Area Manager of Ghana Commercial Bank, Headmaster of St. Thomas School and some heads of department and unit symbolically planted a tree each to showcase the exercise.