ASA Savings and Loans ‘One student, One tree’ initiative reaches Krobo Girls’ SHS


ASA Savings and Loans Limited has joined students and staff of the Krobo Girls’ Presbyterian Senior High School, at Krobo Odumase, in Somanya in the Eastern region, to undertake a tree planting exercise in line with national and global efforts to build a sustainable environment.

The tree planting exercise, which saw over 250 seedlings planted by students and ASA officials, was done with technical support from officials of the Forestry Commission and the Farming Committee of the School.

Some of the tree species planted during the exercise include coconut, mango, guava, citrus, cashew, teak, neem tree, and montial.

According to the CSR/Sustainability Manager of ASA, Richard Nartey, the exercise forms part of the sustainability drive of the company to enhance environmental protection, themed ‘One student, One tree’ initiative.

The initiative, which aligns with the flagship programme of the government to boost the country’s forest cover while also addressing deforestation among others is envisaged to contribute significantly towards tackling climate change.

The Area Manager of ASA Savings and Loans for the Madina Area, Eugene Owusu Biney, he said “we want to contribute to reduce carbon emissions and overall global warming.  Planting trees in essence helps to curtail environmental hazards.

And this initiative we hope will encourage the students to learn about the importance of trees and acquire the habit of planting trees.”

The Headmistress of the Krobo Girls’ Presbyterian Senior High School, Mrs. Norwell Mensah-Akutteh, acknowledged that the gesture which conforms with the national ‘Green Ghana Day’ initiative was well executed.

She assured that the seedlings will be properly tended to so that they can survive and grow to offer the protection and green cover for the school, and the general environment.

This year, the government has set to plant some at least 10 million seedlings across the country, as the target for the 2024 ‘Green Ghana Day’ campaign, the country’s flagship environmental initiative to boost its green cover.

The latest drive, according to the Minister, is expected to increase the cumulative tally of trees planted under this initiative to 52 million, marking a substantial contribution to the country’s reforestation and ecological sustainability efforts.

The Green Ghana Project, launched in 2021 by President Akufo-Addo, is aimed at restoring Ghana’s depleted forest cover and contributing to the global fight against climate change.

To date, the project has successfully planted over 42 million tree seedlings, with an impressive survival rate according to recent assessments.

This year’s exercise is under the theme ‘Growing for a Greener Tomorrow.’

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