Following a successful implementation of the maiden edition of the Green Ghana Day, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Green Ghana Committee have set 20 million trees as the target for this year’s edition.
The initiative which received resounding support from the Ghanaian populace, the clergy, and the diplomatic corps saw the ministry exceed its target of 5 million by 2 million trees.
Speaking at the launch of the 2022 Green Ghana day, the minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor noted that the support it has received since the Appiate explosion is enough evidence that we can pull our resources for the green Ghana we want.
“The support we are receiving since the tragic in Appiate is sufficient to prove if any were needed that we can pull resources together to build the green Ghana we want for ourselves”, he said.
He further added planting 20 million is a hard task so they will require the support of Ghanaians.
“Planting 20 million trees is very ambitious and will require a lot of resources. In the coming days, we will be coming to you for your support and we hope that you will contribute to this noble course. We have a moral responsibility to protect our and particularly those of us whose operation impact the environment the most must know we have a greater responsibility in I’m that regard” he said.
Launching this year’s Green Ghana Day at the Accra International Conference Center, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, noted that following the success of last year’s program and the government’s quest to combat climate change through afforestation, the government has raised the target to 20 million trees to be planted on June 10th, 2022.
He added that this ambitious target will require they mobilize each resident in Ghana to plant at least one tree.
“This requires we mobilize the entire population to ensure that each Ghanaian and each foreigner, that is every resident in Ghana to plant at least one tree”, he said.
The President also said this year’s theme: Mobilizing for a Greener Future, requires us to do all we can to guarantee the survival of our country and the world.