The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Kwahu East, Hon. Isaac Agyapong on Friday, June 11, 2021 led a team to plant over 3,000 trees in the district to commemorate the Green Ghana Day.

The initiative is being championed by the Forestry Commission, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Ghana Education Service.

He, together with the Senior High Schools and Nananom planted over 3,000 trees in the District.

Hon. Isaac Agyapong said the Green Ghana Day is a very important day to Ghana as a nation. He emphasized the need to reduce global warming through afforestation and the involvement of the youth.

He advises that it was very important to plant trees because human lives depend on oxygen from trees to surrvive adding that, “When the last tree dies, the last man dies”

The government initiative is aimed at planting over 5 million trees in efforts to preserve and protect the country’s forest cover and the environment at large.

Millions of seedlings made up of different tree species were distributed to the 16 regions of the country.

Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, has described the initiative as a big investment into the country’s forestry sector.

”The rationale for this intervention is so that in planting the trees, we are also investing for the future. As part of the programme, we are seeking to work out a formula where the trees to be planted will be economic trees. We are talking about the Timber, Wawa, Nim, Rosewood, Shea trees,” he said.

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