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Inexperienced Ghana: Church buildings help 5 million tree planting challenge

The Forestry Commission is collaborating with faith-based organisations and second cycle establishments to make its Inexperienced Ghana Mission a actuality.

Thus far, the Church of Pentecost and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana have pledged their dedication to plant a million timber every throughout the nation.

The Inexperienced Ghana challenge is predicted to start out 11 June 2021.

Talking with Nana Yaa Mensah on The Asaase Breakfast Present, Hugh Brown, the director of operations on the Forestry Fee stated all is about for the challenge to take off subsequent month.

“We have now already collaborated with some key businesses just like the church buildings, important amongst them is the Church of Pentecost. We have now engaged them to settlement to plant about a million timber throughout the entire nation utilizing their district branches,” he stated.

He added: “We’re additionally speaking with the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. Yesterday, we had a fruitful assembly, they’re additionally planting 1,000,000 timber, by means of their members unfold throughout the nation.”

Brown stated the Forestry Fee will quickly roll out schooling marketing campaign on the challenge, including timber which were earmarked for planting embody mango, coconut, avocado, decorative and woody shade timber.

Background

The Minister of Lands and Pure Assets, Samuel Abu Jinapor, final month introduced strikes by authorities to plant 5 million timber in a day throughout the nation as an preliminary programme below its Green Ghana Project.

The timber are scheduled to be planted on June 11 this yr and Ghanaians can be mobilised to plant timber on the day and nurture them to maturity as a approach of contributing to the preservation of the surroundings.

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The train would begin with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice-President Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, and the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin Yeboah, planting timber.

Varied teams, together with conventional leaders, safety businesses, Inexperienced World activists, and personal sector gamers, would even be galvanised to contribute their assets, energies and help for the challenge to extend considerably the nation’s forest cowl.

Fred Dzakpata

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