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Forestry Commission to plant 170,000 trees in Upper East Region

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The Upper East Regional Manager of the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Emmanuel Yeboah has commissioned the Green Ghana project with the target of 170,000 trees to be planted.

The target number he noted was born out of the commission’s efforts to effectively manage and nurture the trees to attain the project’s purpose.

The Forestry Commission, through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, marked, June 11, 2021, to commence a nationwide tree-planting campaign, to plant five million trees to restore depleted forest cover.

The five million seedlings, including economic trees like Wawa, Mango, Rosewood, and Shea.

The Green Ghana Project is expected to be fully implemented in the next five years.

Speaking at the ceremonial ground in Bolgatanga Senior High School in Bolgatanga, Mr. Yeboah cautioned stakeholders and participants especially locations where major trees will be planted to keenly nurture them to become national syllabus for future generations.

He added that people should not play politics with the initiative as the country’s forest cover is gradually losing its value.

Mr. Yeboah however called on various stakeholders and traditional authorities to at any time come to the various forestry commission offices for trees when they need to plant trees.

Headmistress of Bolgatanga Girls’ Senior High School in Bolgatanga -Patricia Agotiba Anaba, therefore, assured that the various trees that will be planted in the school will properly be nurtured.

Source: A1radioonline.com/101.1 MHz/Moses Apiah/Ghana

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