The Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD) led by the Minister of State, Hon. Osei Bonsu Amoah, joined millions of Ghanaians across the country to contribute to planting 10 million trees to mark the Green Ghana Day on the 9th of June, 2023.
Participating in the third edition of the commemorative event three years after its launch by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo under the theme; Our Forests, Our Health, the Minister of State underscored the importance of the exercise to the socio-economic development of the nation and the sustainability of human existence and efforts.
Hon. Amoah emphasised that, “with all the development efforts governments across the globe are putting in place, if the environment and the green cover is depleted, no meaningful progress can be made”.
This he said is evident in the fast-paced ravaging impacts of climate change the earth is experiencing with the environmental challenges that threaten the human race.
At a ceremony held at the Nationalism Park in Accra to plant trees to mark the day, the Minister of State led the staff of the Ministry to plant trees and called on all Ghanaians to rise up to the occasion to plant more trees and nurture them to grow in support of the nation’s aggressive drive for afforestation and reforestation for sustainable environment and social development.
The Chief Director of the Ministry, Mr. Amin Abdul-Rahaman added his voice to the call to plant more trees to save the environment from the adverse impact of climate change.
Present at the ceremony was the Chief Executive of the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly, Hon. Nii Adjei Tawiah who also planted a tree and joined in the call to all Ghanaians to plant and nurture more trees for sustainable development.
Source: Public Relations Unit (MLGDRD)