Hon Samuel Abu Jinapor
June 8, 2022

The president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo is to lead Ghanaians to plant some 20 million tree seedlings this year.

The 20 million tree seedlings target for the 2022 edition of the Green Ghana initiative is described as ambitious by the Minister of lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, thus every Ghanaian is expected to plant one tree seedlings.

As such the minister advised as many as possible individuals who can plant more trees to do so.

Other very prominent members of the Ghanaian public including the two former presidents, John Agyekum Kuffour, and John Dramani Mahama; Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Yaa Na, the clergy and the Chief Imam would all join in the tree planting exercise on Friday, June 10, 2022

Ten million seedlings would be planted in unreserved compartments while the remaining ten million would be planted across the country in schools, churches, mosques, along the street, homes, and other public areas.

The minister announced that President Akufo Addo would kick start the tree planting at the Afua Sunderland Park, the Vice president would do same at Tamale, the Speaker of Parliament would do his tree planting at the preset of parliament, the Chief Justice at the preset of the Supreme Court, former president Agyekum Kuffour at Gomoa Nsuam, former president Mahama in Accra, the Asantehene would do his in Kumasi, Yaa Naa at Yendi among others.

Ghana, the Minister noted, lost a whopping 80 percent of its forest cover since 1900 and now the country has a crisis situation in the form of climate change and Ghana as a respected member of the international community is contributing it’s quota to the global effort at fighting climate change through this initiative.

Mr. Samuel Jinapor called on all and sundry to join government and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources as well as the Lands Commission to make the day a success and make Ghana green again.