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The South Dayi District Assembly on Friday, 11th June, 2021 invited all willing citizens, Corporate bodies, Churches, Mosques, Traditional Authorities, Residents’ Association and individuals to volunteer to plant trees at their premises and streets.
The Green Ghana Day which is a national exercise was launched at the District Capital, Kpeve led by the DCE, Hon. Ernest Patrick Kojo Mallet.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Ernest Kojo Mallet set the pace for the Green Ghana Project dubbed “ Let’s go planting 5 million trees in a Day”as he plants some trees to set example for the project.
DCE, Hon. Ernest Mallet expressed his joy concerning the initiative as he said they really resonate with his belief system.
Hon. Mallet revealed that ”when you plant a tree, your life is prolonged and you also leave behind a lasting legacy for the future generations.”
The District Coordinating Director, Mr. Nathaniel Adzotor in his brief speech stated that ‘ when the last tree dies, the last man dies’. He however said that every tree that will be planted today should be kept alive. DCD, Mr. Adzotor urged everyone to try and plant a tree today to maintain our environment and as well educate others to do same.
The District Director of Agriculture, Mr. Enoch Dzadzra in his speech hammered on the purpose of the Green Ghana project. He said it is an initiative to make sure they have an excellent environment through putting stop to depletion of the forest or surrounding and for that matter putting back plants that are lost.
The District Manager for Forestry Services Division, Mr. Newton Anabel Akuapim said due to climatic changes, there is a need for tree planting . Mr. Newton stated that ‘Little drop of water makes a mighty ocean” hence every tree planted today lives a better environment for future generation.
Mr. Newton revealed that there is no life in the desert so the environment should not and never be allowed to become desert hence urged everyone to plant a tree today to save lives and maintain the environment.
Many volunteers also participated in the Green Ghana Day project by planting at least a tree each in the District.