Mr Joshua Makubu

Oti Regional Minister, Dr. Joshua Makubu has urged stakeholders in the Education sector, Health and Security to ensure that seedlings planted as part of the Green Ghana Project grow into trees.

This follows the high patronage, effort and committment the indigines in the region devoted to the project.

Speaking at a short ceremony to kick-start the Green Ghana Day, the Oti Regional Minister, Dr. Joshua Makubu said the residents, especially the youth must not only participate in the exercise but also ensure it is sustained.

“I am encouraging everyone, especially the youth to participate in the Green Ghana Project. The government through the Forestry Commission is providing free seedlings to be planted.

“All you need to do is to walk into any Forestry Commission office and pick seedlings at no cost.

“Surely, I see this as a way we can all contribute in our little way to fix the problem of environmental degradation. Therefore, I call on all those who support the fix the country agenda to leave the social media, come down and plant the trees,” he said.

He also called on those supporting the fix the country campaign to join in fixing the country’s degraded forest cover.

“I think it would be more beneficial to get onto the grounds and plant trees than jumping onto the streets and breaking the trees that are getting finished and come back, and the problem would not have been solved.

“So, fix Ghana people in the Oti region, let us get together and fix our environment,” he added.

The District Chief Executives for the Kadjebi and Jasikan districts also led their communities and schools to plant 2,421 assorted tree species.

The District manager for the two districts, James Wune applauded the tree planters for an impressive exercise.