The Forestry Commission is set to plant about twenty million different species of trees across the country starting from the 10th of June 2022.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Mr John Allotey disclosed this during a courtesy call on the Volta Regional Minister .
“The Commission is ready to start planting of 20 million trees from next month and it’s very necessary everyone gets involved,” Mr Allotey said.
Mr Allotey who led a group of journalists and some staff of the Commission on a tour to some parts of the Volta Region where the seedlings are being nursed commended the region for the good work done in regards to the Green Ghana project.
He however urged residents to try as much as possible to exceed the limit this year.
“I am happy and excited that the people of the Volta region are serious about the Green Ghana project and we will be happy if this year, we can exceed the limit” Mr Allotey said.
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa says the region is ready to undergo the planting exercise this year on the 10th of June.
He noted that the commitment from the churches and schools as well as the Military was massive last year and hopes that the Volta Region can plant more this year and get more committed.
Dr Letsa assured the Commission of the readiness of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council at making sure that the residents exceed the limit this year
The Paramount Chief of the Avatime Traditional Area, Torgbe Osie Adzatekpor said the Traditional area has made efforts to protect the forest but were detracted by the wood operators, a situation he said has been a headache to him and his people.
He noted that the Traditional Area has plans to plant more trees in the area and so are excited about the exercise.
Togbe Osie Adzatekpor, however, urged the commission to take particular interest in the use of some agrochemicals which have destroyed some of the plants.
The Ho Municipal Manager of the Commission, Newton Annobil, who took the media through the different types of plants was hopeful for a successful exercise in June.
The Commission encouraged the general public to show enthusiasm in the exercise as the seedlings are free of charge.
Last year, the Volta Region planted 200,000 different species of trees across the 18 districts, in an exercise undertaken by schools, security agencies and churches.
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