The government’s plan to green the country is keeping up with its pace. Under the campaign, many are still being mobilized to plant trees and nurture them to maturity.
It is a way to preserve the environment while restoring the lost forest cover. The initiative is still open to receive donations to push forward this agenda.
Climate Change is wreaking havoc the world over. And Ghana is also feeling the negative effect on the environment.
And as part measures to mitigate the impact of climate change on the country, President Akufo-Addo initiated the campaign to plant five million Green trees this year.
Ultimately, the plan is to plant 20 million trees by 2028. The campaign, which took off on June 11, 2021 received massive support from Ghanaians.
The latest company to support this cause is Perseus Mining Ghana with one hundred thousand Ghana Cedis.
The Sustainability Director of Perseus Mining Ghana, Mr. Edwin Allotey Acquaye said the company raised the money from its employees, contractors and others.
He said aside the amount, the company donated ten thousand seedlings to the District Forestry Office at Dunkwa for distribution and further distributed 780 seedlings to institutions in its catchment area in support of the tree planting programmes.
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr. Samuel Abdulai Jinapor was grateful to the company for the support and stressed that the exercise would be sustained to mitigate the impact of climate change on the country.
The chairman of the Fund Raising Committee of the Green Ghana project Nana Prah Agyensaim said although the timeline was short, they managed to exceed the target trees planted. He further appealed for support from corporate Ghana saying the tree planting exercise will be an annual event to restore Ghana’s dwindling forest cover.