The head, forestry program at forestry commission training centre (FCTC) and a former Ashanti Regional Minister Hon Andy Okrah, has urged Ghanaians to invest in planting trees to help sustain the environment.
In line with the Green Ghana Initiative, the Ejisu municipal Assembly incoraboration with the FCTC planted 30,000 trees in 48 sites and location covering educational institutions, palaces, homes, communities, forest areas and plantation, boundaries areas, churches, streets, avenues etc within the Ejisu municipality of the Ashanti region to increase climate resilience.
The exercise formed part of activities rolled out by the government green Ghana initiative under the theme: let’s go planting.
In an interview with the press, Hon Andy Okrah reiterated the need for Ghanaians to plant more trees.
“The environment is changing rapidly due to the destruction of the forests and water bodies through human activities. We can restore the ecosystem by planting more trees. It’s a civic responsibility to protect the environment.
On behalf of the Ejisu traditional council, the Gyaase hene of Donaso Nana Adubofour II emphasized the need to restore the ecosystem. He has then promised to engage community members and the stakeholders to protect the environment.
“We need to replenish the ecosystem through the planting of trees because Ghana has lost some animal and tree species due to deforestation.
“We will continue to engage stakeholders especially the chiefs to protect the environment from further destruction”, he emphasized.