The Eastern Regional Directorate of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) is planting 500,000 trees across the Eastern Region.
The trees would be planted in public and private schools, Hospital, public facilities, churches, in front of houses, entrances of some district capitals and other strategic installations.
The initiative dubbed ‘Eastern NADMO Afforestation Development Project ‘ is aimed at growing trees to serve as windbreak and also creating shades at major public places.
At a ceremony to launch the project at the All Nations University College, Eastern Regional Director of NADMO Kwame Appiah Kodua hinted, the project will also help green the Region while creating a more moisturising atmosphere to contribute to the reduction of global warming.
According to Mr Kodua, NADMO as a disaster manager is more interested in preventive measures than reactive ones.
He said, the Organization spends a lot of money in roofing ripped off structures and finding shelter for displaced people whenever there is a windstorm or heavy downpour.
The Afforestation Development Project would primarily serve as wind breaks.
About four species of trees namely Mahogany, Acacia, Blighia and thick tree would be planted within 12 months.
Mr. Appiah Kodua hinted, the Organization would ensure that these trees are nurtured well to fulfill it’s purpose.
The Organization looks forward for a 95 Percent success rate.
The first institution to benefit from the project is the All Nations University College where 1000 trees are being planted.
Registrar of the School Rev. Adriana Lon assured that, they would take good care of the trees and lead the greening Eastern agenda.