Prestea Sankofa Gold plant trees to mark Green Ghana Day


By Juliet Aguiar DUGBARTEY, Prestea

Prestea Sankofa Gold Limited has joined hundreds of people to plant tree seedlings of various species at the Prestea township to commemorate Green Ghana Day.

Over 500 seedlings from the Forestry Commission, was distributed to the palace, the banks, schools’ other institutions as well as the company’s site for planting.

Speaking to the media on theme “our land, our future”, Justice Acquah, the Managing Director of Prestea Sankofa Gold Limited explained “Prestea, is a mining town and almost all the trees are gone”.

“So, we are trying to make the town green to boost its green cover. Tree planting, is very essential for the environment, due to climate change and global warming issues across the world”.

“Trees, absorb carbon dioxide and in turn convert it into oxygen for our survival. There is the need to plant more trees to fight climate change, absorb carbon dioxide, reduce storm water and flooding, provide shades and food among others” he added.

Mr. Acquah noted that individuals and group of people are getting to understand the need for tree planting and encouraged all to embrace Greening Ghana project on-going in the country.

“We are also empowering our employees and the communities to plant and nurture at least one tree in their various homes so it can multiply and lead to significant environmental transformation”. We will continue to join other corporate bodies to make the Green Ghana agenda a success” he said.

“Our company, is committed to promoting environmentally sustainable practice, we are honoured to be part of this initiative by planting trees on our various sites” Mr. Acquah added.

The Green Ghana Day, was introduced in 2021 by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to inspire the public to plant trees as part of efforts to restore the country’s vegetative cover.

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