Implementers of the Save Dayi Project have begun planting a total of 300,000 tree seedlings in the Hohoe Municipality to support the Green Ghana Project.

The trees would be planted along the Dayi stream, a major water body that is treated and served to the Hohoe Municipality and adjoining communities.

The initiative which was launched in 2021 also seeks to contribute to improving the climate in the agrarian municipality.

Green Ghana Project: Save Dayi Project to plant 300,000 tree seedlings
Workers distributing seedlings at the planting site along the Dayi stream.

The Forestry Plantation Fund Board supported the Save Dayi Project to raise some 1 million tree seedlings for the Green Ghana Project.

Under the supervision of Norbert Agbetsriku, the tree seedlings were nursed and distributed across the Volta and Oti Regions to both public and private institutions, associations and individuals.

In commemoration of the Green Ghana Day, the Save Dayi Project mobilized its workers and residents to begin planting a total of 300,000 tree seedlings,

Green Ghana Project: Save Dayi Project to plant 300,000 tree seedlings
A resident planting a tree close to the Dayi stream.
Green Ghana Project: Save Dayi Project to plant 300,000 tree seedlings
Residents and workers busily planting seedlings.

Ofram and Teak seedlings are being planted along the Dayi, which is gradually drying up due to human activities such as building, farming, dumping of refuse, and human excreta into the stream.

The leader of the Save Dayi Project, Norbert Agbetsriku explained that the initiative aims to ensure the stream, which has been the main source of water in the municipality is sustained.

He added that plans are far advanced to construct a walkway in the woods along the stream

He outlined a strategy adopted to nurture the trees to ensure they develop fully to serve their purpose.

Green Ghana Project: Save Dayi Project to plant 300,000 tree seedlings
Norbert Agbetsriku, Leader of the Save Dayi Project.

“We will later do ring weeding around the seedlings and apply organic manure to them. There would be constant monitoring, pruning and other activities to enable the trees to grow well.”, he said.

The Chief of Gbi Atabu, Togbe Adzofowusu, lauded the youth for protecting the stream that had quenched the thirst of the people of Gbi since they settled in Hohoe.

He advised the residents to desist from farming and engaging in other activities along the Dayi.

The Save Dayi Project was launched in 2021 with support from the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry.

The initiative has so far employed about 40 residents as casual workers.

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