Rotary International Governor of District 9102, Victor Yaw Asante, has hinted that Rotary International would join the Forestry Commission and Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to plant 10 million trees this World Environment Day come June 5. 2023.
This activity would ensure the effects of climate change are reduced on the country’s environment and taking proper care of the environment is one of the focal areas of Rotary International.
He noted that this activity would cost each of the 61 Rotary clubs about GH₵10,000.
Mr. Asante stressed that this year, the Rotary Clubs would ensure all trees planted are carefully nurtured to grow fully into big trees.
“This year we have set 10 million trees because we have decided that we have to focus on making sure we keep it rather than just planting it. So, it will be less trees and more work to make sure the trees grow up,” he said
Mr. Asante said this when he was speaking to journalists at a District 9102 Rotaract – students and young graduates -conference held in Kumasi.
The event was to climax 10 years of District 9102 – which includes Rotractors from Ghana, Niger, Togo, and Benin – and also the end of District 9102 since it has now been split into two new districts. Ghana now becoming a country District 9104 and all three Francophone countries merged as one District 9103.
“This is 10 years of a district and at the same time the final year of the district so, we are celebrating the innovation that we have had for 10 years and the community service we have had,” Mr. Asante said.
Rotaract and Rotary clubs work within the communities to make a change. They have been involved in a lot of projects that deal with the environment, and female empowerment, maternal and child healthcare among others.
Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18 and older to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.
In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to act through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities and has been instrumental in eradicating polio from Africa. There are 43 Rotaract clubs countrywide.
Rotaract District 9102 and their leadership in a group picture