NEW JUABEN NORTH MUNICPAL ASSEMBLY CELEBRATES GREEN GHANA DAY
The government has been urged to include the tree planting project as one of the key performance indicators (KPIs) for various Regional Minister, District and Municipal Chief Executives across the country.
According to the member of parliament (MP) for New Juaben North, Nana Adjei Boating, who is advocating for this initiative, the green Ghana project should not just be a mere rhetoric, and urged the government to commit cognizant work to give satisfactory green cover to the country.
A total of 600,000 tress are expected to be planted in the Eastern Region to add to the country’s green cover as part of the government’s aggressive afforestation project.
Nana Adjei Boateng, the MP for New Juaben North, urged the government to direct its ministers to ensure its sustainability.
The important thing we must all address is whether we are getting value for money invested into the exercise, and not just planting trees. We should put in place mechanisms for the survival of the 600,000 tress that will be planted to ensure the project is sustainable.
“Those of us who are planting, each one of us has a duty to ensure that the trees survive, so we should move away from the mere rhetoric of planting.”
According to statistics from relevant authorities in the region, 70% of tree planted in the first phase of the green Ghana project survived. In regard to that, a fleet of stakeholders in the region want to improve upon this year’s green Ghana project.
The Eastern Regional Minister Seth Kwame Acheampong, on his part, called on all the relevant agencies to support the exercise.
“It is my expectation that the region will receive the usual massive support for the success achieve in previous years of the project. I also urge all critical institutions such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), the Ghana Cocoa Board, the Security agencies, the Water Resource Commission, among others, to join hands with us in making this national project a success.”
(MIO – New Juaben North)