The Director-General of the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA), Ambassador Edward Boateng marked Green Ghana Day with a call on Chief Executive Officers and Management of State Enterprises to plant and protect trees.

He made the call when he led staff and management of the Authority to plant trees at the forecourt of SIGA.

“We have a collective responsibility towards the restoration of Ghana’s degraded landscapes. The existence of trees is imperative for the continued survival of humanity,” he said. 

Green Ghana Project: Ambassador Boateng leads SIGA to plant number of trees

He further asked specified entities to be environmentally friendly by adopting measures that support the global fight against climate change.

SIGA’s Director-General also underscored the need to ‘green’ Ghana, citing other parts of the world where people sign extensive permits to cut down just one tree.

The exercise was also supported by the General Manager of Operations Secretariat, Akoi Amoah-Larbi, who planted the tree on behalf of the General Manager of Operations, Hollistar Duah-Yentumi.

Green Ghana Project: Ambassador Boateng leads SIGA to plant number of trees

Meanwhile, the Head of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Division of SIGA and, the Head of Department for Governance, Risk and Compliance, Olivia Opuku-Adomah and Eric Albert Opoku respectively also joined to grace the plating event.

Nonetheless, some staff members were also given the opportunity to partake in the annual exercise that is set to ‘heal’ the climate over time.

Green Ghana Day is initiative of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources. Is geared toward the recovery of lost forests and to building in Ghanaians the culture of planting. It was launched with the target of planting 5 million trees.

Green Ghana Project: Ambassador Boateng leads SIGA to plant number of trees

This year’s theme is “Mobilising for a Greener Future” with a target to plant some 20 million trees across the country.

It is estimated that about 80% of the trees planted last year survived.

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