An agronomist and President of the Millar Open University, Prof. David Millar has sent an early warning that the government’s Green Ghana Project may be another failed policy just like the afforestation project by the then Savanah Accelerated Development (SADA) now Northern Development Authority (NDA) if the government neglects to put in pragmatic measures in the growing of the trees.
The government through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Forestry Commission has inaugurated a National Planning Committee to undertake a five-million tree-planting project in a day to increase significantly, the forest cover of the country.
In an interview with A1 Radio, Prof. Millar who welcomed the initiative expressed fear that the Green Ghana Project may be another fiasco if government authorities fail to heed to advice such as planting trees that are adaptive to the environment.
Prof Millar further said, “When you are embarking on growing trees the measure is not on the number you have planted, but the measure is on what has survived.”
He therefore, advised government to focus more on ensuring that the trees when planted will survive rather than just planting only five million trees a day.
Source: A1Radioonline.com| 101.1MHz| Agana Blaise| Ghana