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Green Ghana: Visit Your Tree, Take Selfie And Post- Forestry Minister

The Ministry for Lands and Natural Resources has developed the hashtags: #greenghana, #mytreeisalive and #visityourtree.

According to the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Honourable Benito Owusu Bio, the idea is to lure people who partook in the planting of trees to mark the Green Ghana Project to revisit their trees as well as encourage others to engage in the initiative.

“The whole idea is for us to visit our trees to see how our trees are doing and for us to take a selfie with our tree so that it will encourage and urge others on”, he said.

He said a report from the National Investigation Bureau (NIB formerly BNI) shows that eighty-five per cent (85%) of the trees planted across the country survived.

Speaking at a Presser on December 16, Hon. Bio said 7 million seedlings were distributed across the country, out of which 6.6 million verified planted as part of efforts to restore the country’s lost vegetative cover.

The Ashanti Region harboured the largest number of seeds verified planted in the country, that is, 1,451,187 followed by the Eastern region with 821,407 with the Upper east harbouring the least with 133, 800 seedlings verified as planted.

Donations accrued from organizations, institutions, and individuals summed up to GHC1,931,142.7, the Minister said urging the public to donate the little they can in support of the campaign.

“Thank you to all of them. Our lines are still open for donations.”

Next year’s Green Ghana event will take place on June 11. The Ministry is targeting to plant 20m trees this time around.

The 2021 Green Ghana event took place on June 11 targeting a total of 5million seedlings.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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