June 13, 2024

Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has encouraged Ghanaians to prioritize tree planting and also protect the existing ones.

He said trees are indispensable to human existence so it is imperative to plant more trees to safeguard the forest and environment at large for the next generation.

“Trees are indispensable to human existence, so let us continue to protect our environment by planting more trees, and also protecting existing ones.” The New Patriotic Party (NPP) said this on Friday, 7th June, 2024 at the Jubilee House when he joined Ghanaians on Green Ghana Day 2024, to plant trees across the country.

The Green Ghana was first held on June 11, 2021 and this year’s Edition was slated for Friday 7th June,2024.

The 2024 edition of the Green Ghana project is under the theme, “Growing for a Greener Tomorrow”.

According to Dr. Bawumia, trees are essential in the life of human beings and the global campaign to tackle climate change, which is a serious threat to humanity are more reasons every Ghanaian should participate in tree planting.

“So far, the Green Ghana Initiative, launched in 2021 by the government, has succeeded in getting millions of trees planted across the country.” He indicated.

Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has revealed that  over 42 million trees have been planted since the introduction of Green Ghana Project and the 2024 goal is to add another 10 million, bringing the total to 52 million trees in just four years.

He urged Ghanaians to not only plant trees but should grow them for the generation to come.

“The science tells us that forests play a crucial role in sustaining life on earth and tackling the triple planetary crises. Let us go out, not only to plant trees, but grow them for a ‘Green Tomorrow.” Nana Addo said this on Friday, 7th June, 2024, to champion the cause of a Greener future when he delivered a speech at Burma Camp, Accra, to mark the 2024 edition of Green Ghana Day.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com