The Forestry Commission Ladies (FC Ladies) in the Upper East Region, a body under the Forestry Commission of Ghana has encouraged parents to instil in their children, the culture of tree planting for a greener Ghana.
It said tree planting should be seen as an art, a provocative thought backed by actions that will improve the forestry cover amidst the looming desertification threats.
The call was made during a ceremonial tree planting at the Upper East Regional complex of the Ghana National Association of Teachers hall in Bolgatanga ahead of the Green Ghana day on June 10th, 2022.
June 10 which comes on Friday, is the day set aside by the Forestry Commission of Ghana to plant 20 million trees across the country. In the Upper East Region, some 650,000 trees are expected to be planted.
The reason for the ceremonial planting, Ms Sarah Amoh, leader of the group, said was to set the mood for the day and also encourage parents and teachers to see it as a duty to begin encouraging their wards on the importance of tree planting.
She said, “FC ladies is an organized body by the forestry commission, the commission has three departments and ladies from all these departments form the FC Ladies. The purpose of planting today is to give room on that day (June 10th), so that all of us can come out to support the initiative. We also want to take the opportunity to encourage mothers, parents and teachers to see tree planting as a responsibility that can be instilled in their wards.”
Ms Amoh, who doubles as the Upper East Regional Accountant for the commission called on organized bodies including the dressmakers’ associations and the beauticians in the region to take part in the green Ghana initiative to support the environment.
The Upper East Regional Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Lare Kitonname also charged members, especially those in the region, to see the Green Ghana initiative as a stepping stone to regaining the forest’s lost cover.
He, however, entreated members to plant at least a tree each that day as part of their support for greening the country as a whole.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga|Ghana