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Green Ghana Day crucial to a sustainable future – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished Ghanaians to enthusiastically be committed to the Green Ghana project in order to achieve a greener and more sustainable future.

The president urged Ghanaians, in a spirit of patriotism and nationalism, to partake in the project to consolidate the gains made in the past three years that the project has been running.

“The Green Ghana Project is crucial to delivering on our commitments both nationally and internationally to leave a greener and more sustainable world for our children. A lot has been done in the past three years, so let us come together and sustain the gains that we have made. This is a duty not only to the current generation but also to generations yet to come.

“We must do it with a spirit of nationalism, solidarity, and, most importantly, love for ourselves, our country, and our planet. Let us go out not only to plant trees but also to grow them for a green tomorrow.”
Addressing a gathering at the 2024 Green Ghana Day event at Burma Camp on Friday, June 7, President Akufo-Addo also urged the public to ensure that the trees planted are nurtured until they can stand on their own without needing constant care.

“This tree planting exercise must not end, it must continue until the trees can stand on their own and contribute to the sustainable future to which we aspire. In addition to tree planting, we must integrate sustainable practices into our daily lives. It is the little things that we do daily that can guarantee the future that we want.”

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor, disclosed in a press conference on Tuesday, June 4, that 41 million trees have been planted since the project’s inception in 2021, with a remarkable 30 million thriving at different growth stages.

The minister also disclosed that the government is allocating GH¢1.5 million for the 2024 edition.



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