The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), has been a process that would see the planting of more 800 tree seedlings in Yorogo, a community in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region.
It is expected that in the coming weeks, similar events would be undertaken in Sumbrungu and other rainstorm-prone areas in Bolgatanga.
The Bolgatanga Municipal NADMO Director, Ernest Adombire-Naba, speaking with Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show explained that the above-mentioned areas and some others have been noted by NADMO to be the most severely hit when there are rainstorms in the municipalities.
The trees then serve as windbreaks, Mr. Adombire-Naba explained.
“In Bolgatanga, the major hazards we record are rainstorms and floods. For the rainstorms, we have communities, like Yorogo, Sherigu, Sumbrungu, that are the most affected. We have a number of schools, health centres and individual homes that are always affected. As an organisation, we have taken an initiative to help deal with these things. It is not going to be a short-term measure but it would be a long term measure to reduce the impact of some of these things.”
“Last week for instance, we launched a tree planting exercise in Yorogo and started it at the Yorogo chief’s palace,” he said.
The trees to be planted by NADMO, along with the community members include some economic trees like mangoes and cashew.
Mr. Adombire-Naba called on community members to embrace the project to help manage the effects of rainstorms in the area.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana