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Upper East Regional Green Ghana Day celebrated at Gambibgo Community Day SHS

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The Upper East Region of Ghana’s Forestry Commission announced its intention to plant 600,000 trees as part of the commemoration of Green Ghana Day.

The theme for this year was “Our Forests, Our Health” with calls on stakeholders and opinion leaders to embrace tree planting as a way to healthy living. 

Speaking at the regional ceremonial ground of the 2023 Green Ghana Day; the Gambibgo Community Day Senior High School, the Regional Manager of the Forestry Commission, Emmanuel Yeboah noted that the seedlings were free for all and sundry, and were available at all the District Forestry Offices and Forest Range Quarters in the Region. 

“We have seedlings distribution points at all the District Forestry Offices and Forest Range Quarters in the Region.  Kindly go there for your tree seedlings to plant, own them and nurture them to maturity.”

“If you plant the trees, they are yours and will go a long way to help build the future of the country we all want for our generations to come,” he stressed.

He detailed that various forest districts within the region have their targets to meet which will amount to the total regional target, but aim to plant more than the given target.

“You know in Bolgatanga Forest District we are looking at 285,000 seedlings, where 250,000 will be planted at the Forest Reserved (FR) and 35,000 will be planted at the Off Forest Reserved (OFR). In the Navrongo Forest District, 235,000 seedlings will be planted where 200,000 will be planted at the FR and OFR, 35,000. And at Bawku Forest District, 80,000 Seedlings were at the FR 50,000 and OFR, 30,000.”

He emphasised with a call on the public to change their attitude toward tree planting as tree planting helps in curbing the looming desertification and climatic change. 

He, therefore, called on traditional leaders,  religious leaders, and traders to join the course of saving the country through tree planting.

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

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