Two hundred thousand tree seedlings are to be planted this year as part of the Green Ghana project in Begoro Forest District which comprises Fanteakwa North and South Abuakwa North, New Jusben South and North Districts
of the Eastern Region.
This According to them, will restore the lost forest cover of Ghana and to contribute to the global effort to mitigate climate change.
The Begoro District Manager of the Forest Services Division of the Forestry Commission, Omane Amankwah, has disclosed that, their target for this year's green Ghana project is two hundred thousand seedlings for the whole five political district out of which 80% of the seedlings will be sent to the Worobong South Forest Reserve,Worobong North Forest Reserve,Dede Forest Reserve and
Southern scarp Forest Reserve.
The remaining tree seedlings he added are going to be distributed to Churches, Schools, Departments, and among workers for planting.
Mr. Owusu mentioned some of the species like Mahogany, Cacia, Cashew, tic, and Boabab among others. The essence he indicated is to green the environment.
Meanwhile the DEC for Fanteakwa North district, Charles Oware Tweneboah and the caretaker of the Begoro traditional area Osaberima Bosompem Ayeripe II
described the initiative as life-saving adding that, if Ghana must stay alive, then tree planting must be vigorously embarked upon.
They, therefore, advised every good citizen to stop terrorizing trees by cutting them indiscriminately.
Story by KWASI AZOR