The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources under the auspices of the Presidency declared 10th June 2022 “Green Ghana Day” with the aim of planting twenty million trees all over the country.
As part of measures to create awareness and whip up interest in the second edition of the Green Ghana Project, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has activated a theme for this year’s celebration “Mobilizing for a Greener Future”. The slogan that goes with the occasion was ‘GREEN GHANA DAY’ and the response is “Lets Go Planting”.
South Dayi District Assembly got heavily involved in the exercise with its own target to plant 20,000 trees in different localities within the District.
The programme was launched at The District Assembly Hall, Kpeve with the Hon. DCE for South Dayi District , Hon. Godwin Dadzawa , District Coordinating Director (DCD) Mr. Nathaniel Adzortor, District Agric Director, Mr. Enoch Dzadzra, District Education Director, Mr. Victor Kwaku Kovey, District Police Commander ,Heads of Department/units of South Dayi District Assembly as well as Directors of public institutions, The Paramount Chiefs, Assembly Members and various members of staffs of levels of Educational Institutions were present.
Stating the purpose of gathering, The District Director of Agric, Mr. Enoch Dzadzra, said ‘the commemoration is aimed at enhancing nation-wide efforts to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG-Goal 13) on Climate Change Mitigations and is of this reason the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has set aside Today 10th June 2022 as a nationwide tree planting exercise ‘GREEN GHANA DAY’’.
He further said ‘South Dayi District so far has been allocated 20,000 planting materials including Ofram, Mahogany, Teak, Iron Wood Tree (Milletia Thoningii ) and Bauhinia. These are for landscape planting, amenity, avenue planting and afforestation’.
Hon. Godwin Dadzawa, The District Chief Executive giving his solidarity message made mention that the exercise is initiated by the government to protect the trees and to plant more trees. He said the importance of trees should not be underestimated. He mentioned that trees that are being destroyed and the rate at which they are being destroyed is a serious treat. He said if measures are not taken to replace them very soon there will be a serious problem in the country.
After the commemorative planting in the Assembly landscape, distribution of planting materials was to take place under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture in all the four Zonal Areas of South Dayi District which were Kpeve, Dzemeni, Peki South and Peki North.