“Greening Ghana” is a government initiative to preserve the country’s ecosystem and degraded landscapes. To this effect, the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly in collaboration with their NADMO Department has launched its Tree Planting exercise at the Abavana cluster of schools with the theme “Mobilizing for a greener future”.
Addressing the gathering, the Municipal Chief Executive of Ayawaso Central, Hon. Alhaji Mohammed Ababio Quaye stated that these trees have significant roles to play which are health implications. “God so good, he brought about these trees to give us some of the things we need to be alive”, he explained. He stated that as humans, we also need to give to the plants or trees the things they also need to be alive, therefore it is vice versa.
“So this morning, it is a significant agenda by the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo to “green Ghana” by planting trees in most parts of the country especially the Greater Accra Region which is the capital Town of Ghana.
The MCE continued that we came and met many trees around but our behaviors made them wipe out these plants. He explained that whenever we want to build a house, we make the plants useless by cutting them down and instead of planting another, we refused. He said those trees give us health and long life.
Alhaji Mohammed acknowledged all the teachers at the Abavana cluster of schools, present for the tree planting exercise. He noted that even though we already have lives now, we are prolonging our lives by planting the trees therefore we pray for long lives.
Close to 2000 seedlings was received from the Forestry Commission and planted at various places across the Municipality. The aim of this year’s Green Ghana day is to incorporate students in the Tree planting exercise i.e one student, one tree.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Mohammed Quaye and the Education Director, Mr. Augustus Agyemfra took turns to address all present on the importance of the exercise and urged all particularly, the students to endeavor to nurture the seedlings and ensure their full maturity and growth.
The first planting for the day was done by the Municipal Chief Executive, Municipal Budget Analyst on behalf of the MCD, Municipal Education Director, Presiding Member, Assembly member, NADMO Director, student in that order.
The NADMO Director, Mr. Sylvester Kwakye solicited for the support of Community members, churches, schools, institutions and also urged persons interested in planting some of the trees to come to the Assembly for some plants to do so.
The exercise was organized by the Assembly and supported by the NADMO Department.