By Edzorna Francis Mensah
The Speaker of Parliament S.K. Alban Bagbin will on Friday, 9th June, 2023 lead MPs and the Parliamentary Staff Service to plant trees in the Parliament House for the nationwide Green Ghana Project therefore, Parliament will not sit for public business.
Before that, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abdulai Jinapoh was in the house to brief members on the Green Ghana Day project, which he said has been very successful over the past three years and is also contributing greatly to restoring Ghana’s 80% lost forest cover since 1900.
According to the Minister, about 80% success was achieved in the 2021 tree planting exercise, 70% success rate in the 2022 project as reported by the Forestry Commission.
Mr. Jinapoh used the opportunity to show his gratitude to the Speaker of Parliament, the leadership, and fellow members of Parliament for showing seriousness in the tree planting exercise since the beginning.
Tomorrow’s tree planting exercise, which marks the 2023 edition of the Green Day project, is expected to be held nationwide, with MPs tasked to participate fully in their respective constituencies.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would be at the University of Ghana and will lead the nation by planting the commemorative tree at exactly 8:00 am which would signal a nationwide-wide tree planting exercise.