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Builsa South: 20 communities to plant 11,700 economic trees to improve livelihood

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The District Chief Executive for Builsa South in the Upper East Region, Daniel Kwame Gariba has received 11,700 economic seedlings such as mango, cashew and acacia for onward distribution to 20 communities in the area.

The initiative, through the support of TreeAid, is aimed at improving the livelihood of the residents as well as inculcating the culture of tree planting to fight desertification.

Speaking at the initiative Mr Gariba encouraged the beneficiary communities to see the initiative as a lifetime opportunity for change.

“These are not just trees but trees that will add value for money. Each Community has allocated one acre of land for this exercise. When this is successful, we shall have 20 acres of planted trees. All 800 women are involved in this exercise and each one of them is expected to provide their own personal land space to carry out the same exercise.”

“The overall objective is to support the Government’s agenda of greening Ghana to combat climate change challenges in the Country. We are grateful to TreeAid for this huge support.”

He added that “as you are receiving these trees today, also inculcate the habit of tree planting in your various surroundings to fight the looming desertification that is staring at us. Tree planting should be a way of life and a practice for life.”

Some of the beneficiary members in these communities gave the assurance that they will do their best to nurture the trees for their benefit.

Tree Aid is an international development non-governmental organisation which focuses on working with people in the Sahel region in Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of climate change by growing trees, improving people’s incomes, and restoring and protecting land.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Builsa South|Ghana 

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