June 13, 2024

The Bono East Regional Director of Education and Queen of the Likpe-Gudeve in the Oti Region, Nana Kugbeadzor-Bakateyi II, has announced plan to initiate a “One Learner, One Tree” policy in the region as part of this year’s Green Ghana initiative.

The “One Student, One Tree” program, aims to involve each student in the region in the process of planting trees, fostering environmental awareness and contributing to the greening of the Bono East region.

The initiative, which was announced during the commemoration of this year’s Green Ghana Day at the Kintampo Waterfalls is designed to encourage students to take an active role in protecting the environment.

“I myself I have planted a tree, and I’m going to make sure that nurture it for it to grow and the call on us today at the durbar is for the learners, the students, the pupils in our basic schools and Senior High Schools to plant a tree, one student, one tree plant and so we have accepted this challenge and is a good campaign which I am going to champion it seriously together with my honorable regional minister so that we make sure that all the school compound, the environment that they have will be green.” She told our reporter.

According to her, Ghana is already having her fair share of the negative impact of climate change and as such, each and every institution and citizen must contribute their quota in the fight against climate change hence the “One Learner, One Tree” initiative.

“Climate change is so real and the negative impact of climate change has already started affecting us in Ghana and so we have to take tree planting exercises very seriously and as an education institution or agency we are happy to undertake the tree planting.

“For Bono East we are targeting at least thousand trees to be planted, one learner, one tree planted and nurtured”

The Green Ghana was first held on June 11, 2021 and this year’s Edition was slated for Friday 7th June,2024 under the theme, “Growing for a Greener Tomorrow”.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com