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Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio joins ICAG to plant trees, As the Nation marks 2023 Green Ghana Day.

Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio, the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources joined executives and members of the Institute of Chartered Accountant Ghana (ICAG) to undertake a tree-planting exercise at the Anglican Senior High School in Kumasi.

Shortly after joining Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to kick off the third edition of the project at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi, Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio visited the school to support the ICA to plant three oil palm trees at the school.

The Deputy Minister also donated 100 coconut seedlings to the Institute to aid in their bid to plant 180 trees on the campus of the school.

Speaking to the press on the sidelines of the event, Hon. Owusu-Bio commended the ICA for embracing the initiative which is in its third year.

He stated that even though tree-planting is not a feature of the Institute’s objectives, he is impressed with their recognition of trees in the survival of human beings.

“We will thank ICAG for coming on board to partner the Forestry Commission to undertake the Green Ghana Project. We see them as collaborative partners. Even though we see them counting money, they too see that they are indebted to the environment so they are contributing their quota to the changing of the environment for the better. They plan to do 180 trees on the campus of the school”, he said.

Disclosing the inspiration behind his donation of 100 coconut seedlings, he said, “This school is in the middle of Kumasi and so I want it to be green. We must improve on the greenish here so that the students will have shades and also have a better environment oxygen”.

The President of ICAG, Dr Robert Donaldy was full of praise for the government for the Green Ghana initiative.

He also commended Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio for the donation and assured that his outfit will not only plant the tree but will pay attention to them to ensure that they turn out successfully.

The Green Ghana Day was introduced in 2021, by H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo as part of an aggressive national afforestation/reforestation programme to restore the lost forest cover of Ghana and to contribute to the global effort to mitigate climate change. The maiden edition was held on June 11 2021, where an estimated 7million tree seedlings were planted across the nation.

 

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