According to Mr Bernard Tabil, Northern Regional Manager, Forestry Commission, more than 238,000 trees out of a total of 280,000 planted in the Northern Region as part of the Green Ghana programme have survived.
He stated that this indicated a phenomenal success rate of more than 85% survival.
Mr Tabil stated this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Tamale, attributing the region’s success to the combined cooperation of numerous stakeholders, including faith-based organizations, traditional authority, and people.Last year, the government launched a statewide tree planting campaign with the help of numerous partners in order to restore the country’s forest cover.
According to the government, approximately 5 million trees have been planted around the country as part of the Green Ghana project. Mr Tabil said there were plans to plant one million trees in the region this year.
He said, “We are hopeful that this year, we will do well by improving upon our performance because that is one of the ways to sustain our environment.” He urged citizens to refrain from behaviors that could spark bushfires, particularly during the harmattan season, so as not to jeopardize the project’s success.