S/R: Maiden Green Ghana Initiative Observed in North Gonja District

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The North Gonja District in the Savanna Region today joined the rest of the country to mark the first ever Green Ghana Day, an initiative of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources aimed at planting over 5 million trees nationwide to provide cover for the environment and mitigate the dire effects of climate change.

In Daboya, the district capital, acting District Chief Executive, Hon. Adam Eliasu Red Bawa, led the exercise along with staff of the forestry commission and some youth groups to plant mainly commercial trees at vantage places including schools, parks, public and private residences as well as in premises of state departments and agencies. Traditional rulers, family heads, heads of departments and agencies, religious groupings, school children and market women also took part in the exercise.

In a brief remark, Hon. Red Bawa lauded the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources for the Green Ghana Initiative. He described the initiative as laudable, saying that it will help restore the country's forest reserve which is being rapidly depleted by bush burning, illegal logging, illegal mining and commercial charcoal burning. The Chief Executive further urged participants in the exercise to dedicate their time to nurturing the seedlings planted today to guarantee their survival and ensure the aim of initiating the nationwide tree planting exercise is achieved.

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