Green Ghana Project: Western Region plants 250,000 trees

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The Takoradi District Director of the Forestry Commission, Mr. Charles Nketsia has indicated that the Western Region is planting 250,000 trees as part of the Green Ghana project.

Speaking in an interview with Skyy Power FM, Mr. Charles Nketsia indicated that about 80,000 seedlings have so far been distributed in some parts of the Western Region. He says the exercise is being carried out in about fifty nine different degraded sites scattered across the region. Some of the species of tress being planted include, Royal palm, Mahogany, Ofram, Emily, and many others.

The Green Ghana project was launched by the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr. Samuel Abu Jinapor. Under the project that is expected to begin on June 11, 2021, a total of one million trees will be planted in a single day across the country. Ghanaians have been implored to participate in the exercise by planting more trees.

Mr. Charles Nketsia indicates that the Western Region has taken the lead in the exercise. He says about 50,000 more seedlings will be dispatched.

“Any individual who is willing to plant can come to our offices and we will provide them with the seedlings. Everybody should participate for us to meet our target of planting 250,000 trees in the Western Region”. He indicated.

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