The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has re-established Asanteman’s commitment to tackle the challenge of land degradation and work to regain its originality in the next five years.
“That is why I am announcing tonight Asanteman’s commitment to tackle the challenge of deforestation and ensure the re-afforestation of at least 50 per cent of our degraded forest lands within the next five years”.
He said this project will see the light of the day through collaborations with institutions interested.
“We want to be able to do this in partnership with dedicated green investment vehicles to drive the momentum for Ghana’s transition to a carbon-neutral nation in accordance with our international commitments”.
The Asantehene made this statement during his keynote address at the launch of the Asantehene Commemorative Gold Coins at the Manhyia Palace last Sunday, December 12, 2021.
According to Otumfuo, His aim is that the success of the Commemorative Gold Coin would persuade the nation that other inventive approaches to help maximize the foundation of our nation’s riches exist.
“It is my hope that the success of the Commemorative Gold Coin we launch tonight will convince the nation that there is room for more innovative ways to help us maximise the basis of our nation’s wealth. Asanteman will play its part in this exercise and will encourage other traditional leaders to harness the creative talents at their disposal to make it a worthy global effort”.
The Asantehene Commemorative Gold Coins was launched to honour His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for the significant role he played in restoring peace to Ghana among other influential works of him. Some dignitaries that were present include the Vice President, Dr. Mahamud Bawumia, and his wife, Samira Bawumia, Lady Julia Osei Tutu, wife of Asantehene, Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Osei Opare, Ministers of State, Ambassadors and Chief Executive Officers of both state and private companies.
Source: Opemsuo.com/ Emmanuel Owusu Anti