By thefourlens.com

Goaso, June 10 

Effective implementation of  initiatives, policies, agendum and short term projects for national development rest not only on the shoulders of government, but, stakeholders and the entire citizenry.

Opinion leaders, such as Traditional Authorities, the media and institutions are key stakeholders in accelerated national growth, Nana Kwasi Bosomprah I, the Omanhene (Paramount Chief) of Goaso Traditional Area has stated.

He was speaking to the media News in an interview and advised Chiefs and organizations to exhibit commitment and inclusiveness to sustaining the Green Ghana project initiated by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Nana Bosomprah I said the tree growing would help increase the forest lands and green environments for the survival of the unborn generations, hence “we Chief and Queen as well as other opinion leader must show commitment to sustaining this laudable initiative”.

“Let’s put away political party colours and actively show concern about the tree planting exercise and anything developmental in nature for our own benefits and that of future generations, because protecting the natural ecosystem is for the betterment of us all, not about NDC or NPP”, Nana Bosomprah I stated. 

It was crucial we consciously as a nation combat the challenges of carbon emission and climate change impact through tree growing.

He emphasized “the project would helps in protecting our buildings, improve health and moisturized the air”.

Nana Bosomprah I therefore entreated the security apparatus not to hesitate in prosecuting illegal lumbers and loggers regardless of personality.

In further development, Queen Mothers of the Fiapre Traditional Area, who were actively involved in the tree planting at the SDA Hospital and School compound thanked President Nana Akufo-Addo for the project.

Nana Abena Foriwaa Amanfo Adepa, the Krontirehemaa of Fiapre Traditional Area noted the tree planting exercises was not only reclaiming the lost forest, but also as means of revamping communal spirits.

Nana Ama Sraa Yeboaa, the Fiaprehimaa Kyeame urged all Ghanaians to be watchmen and watchwomen to protect the trees and the environment.

Mr. Benjamin Abonkra, the Forest Range Manager, Sunyani Forest District told thefourlens.com that aside the green environment as importance of the trees growing, the fruit trees also serves as sources of support for economic and livelihoods.

The G2 Foundation, Ghana Institute of Planning, the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Hospital/School, market women and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborated to support the Sunyani Forest District’s in the tree planting exercises last Friday.

The tree species comprises of Cashew, Cedrela, Gmelina, Teak and Ofram, coconut, mahogany and mango.

The Sunyani Forest District planted 400,000 as part of the Bono Regional target of 750,000 trees.

The Dormaa Forest District was expected to plant 250,000 while the Regional Office of the Forestry Commission was to ensure 100,000 trees were planted. 

In all, a total of 10 million trees was expected to be planted Nationwide on the 2024 Green Ghana Day, making it about 52 million trees planted across the country since the beginning of the Green Ghana initiative from the past three years. 

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