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Green Ghana Day: Otumfuo Foundation, Kumasi Traditional Council Plant 25,000 Seedlings

In an initiative to combat climate change and promote environmental sustainability, the Otumfuo Foundation and the Kumasi Traditional Council have successfully planted 25,000 seedlings as part of the Green Ghana Day celebrations. This large-scale planting effort underscores their commitment to greening Ghana and preserving the nation’s natural heritage.

These seedlings were secured and planted in suitable locations with the assistance of the Forestry Commission.

The newly appointed Stakeholder Relations Officer of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation, Mrs. Abigail Boateng, revealed in an interview that the Foundation plans to partner with other stakeholders to plant 2.5 million trees throughout the rest of the year. This initiative commemorates the King’s 25 years of leading sustainable development in Asanteman and Ghana.

She made this disclosure after joining the Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwaatia VI, in the Bantama Sub-Metro to plant trees across various government schools.

“Our biggest concern is that all the trees and seedlings planted today in various locations will be properly taken care of to benefit future generations,” she added

Furthermore, the Bantamahene, who also serves as the head of the Kumasi Kontire Division, emphasized the devastating effects of climate change on individuals, plants, and all living organisms. He stressed the urgent need to reclaim the Garden City, restoring its former beauty and glory.

“Today’s tree planting is necessary to regain our old Garden City and improve our environment and the lives of our people.”

The Headteacher of Bantama Methodist JHS, Mr. Kwaku Sarfo Wiafe, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Bantamahene and all the chiefs who participated in the tree planting exercise. He assured them that the schools in the Bantama Sub-Metro will diligently care for and maintain the planted trees and seedlings, ensuring their survival and benefits for generations to come.

Story by Johnson Owusu Aduomi

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