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Upper East Region to plant about 500,000 trees

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The Upper East region is planting about 500,000 trees as part of the 2024 Green Ghana Day initiative. This effort aligns with the national goal to plant over 10 million trees this year, building on last year’s success.

According to the regional Forestry Commission Manager, Emmanuel Yaboa, the target of planting 500,000 trees in the Upper East Region is part of the national Green Ghana Day program, which aims to plant over 10 million trees in 2024.

Speaking at Gambibigo Senior High School during the Green Ghana launch of this year’s Green Ghana Day, Mr. Yaboa said the effort is expected to involve community members, schools, and organizations working together to achieve the target.

“Today, a minimum of 10 million tree seedlings, fruit trees (Mango, Cashew), shade trees, and multipurpose tree seedling species are to be planted nationwide, and in the Upper East Region, a minimum of 500,000 tree seedlings will be planted.”

The theme for this year’s Green Ghana Day is “Growing for a Greener Tomorrow.” This exercise aims to promote environmental conservation, combat climate change, and enhance the region’s ecosystem.

The regional Forestry Commission Manager also urged residents to visit various District Forestry Offices for free seedlings.

“We have more seedlings available for planting. We have seedling 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.”

Speaking on behalf of the Upper East Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, Alhaji Abubakar Inusah underscored the importance of the initiative and also emphasized the need for Ghanaians to embrace and plant more trees and ensure that they grow.

Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHz|David Azure|Gambibigo|Ghana

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