Chief Executive of the Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA), Elijah Adansi-Bonah, has called on residents of the Municipality to come out in their numbers and rally around the Green Ghana Project to plant nine thousand (9,000) trees in Obuasi under the Green Ghana Project.
The Green Ghana initiative is being championed by the Forestry Commission and Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources. The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Jinapor, during the launch of the programmes mentioned that his ministry is seeking to work out a formula wherein the trees to be planted will be economic trees. He added that the rationale for this exercise is to plant trees to make an investment for the future.
Mr. Adansi-Bonah, while addressing the gathering at the Green Ghana Project launch at Nana Ponkor JHS in the Obuasi Municipality, praised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources for such a laudable project. He said: “This bold initiative by government will ensure the beautification of Obuasi and provide shade along pedestrian walkways, thus greening open spaces as well as mitigating the effects of climate change”.
The Obuasi MCE joined the Presiding Member for the Assembly, Nananom, the Forestry Commission and Heads of Institutions to plant some Mahogany trees; and encouraged individuals, Corporate institutions, Schools and Churches to take part in the exercise and grow more trees to beautify the environment and for reforestation purposes.
To make the project a successful one, Mr. Adansi-Bonah said: “I want to seize this opportunity to appeal to those who go for the seedlings to protect and maintain them to ensure that the president’s vision to have a Green Ghana is achieved”.
The officer in charge of the Obuasi sub-station of the Forestry Commission talked about the preparedness of his outfit to take care of and protect the seedlings once planted to ensure that the president’s vision is achieved. He said: “My office has put in mechanisms whereby we will ensure we take care of and protect the plants for them to mature very well for the benefit of the entire Municipality”.