June 22, 2021

Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abu Jinapor has given assurance to Parliament and Ghanaians that the Ministry’s has put in place enough measures to ensure that it continues planting trees as part of the Green Ghana project.

According to him the Ministry is determined to Green Ghana and would not let this year’s crusade be the last of the national tree planning exercise but rather the exercise has come to stay and would be carried out each year.

“As we speak now, we setting up a team to look at the way forward in terms of ensuring that we can sustain this initiative to the next four years until 2024 when we look at its impact on the environment of Ghana”

Mr. Abu Jinapor used the opportunity to show his greatest gratitude to the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, the Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the former President of Ghana, Mr.  John Agyekum Kufuor, Chairman and Members of the Council of State, the Chief of staff, Mrs. Akosua Fremah Osei-Opare, the Asantehene Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, the Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin, the over lard of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Abubakari Mahama II, the national Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Shaributu, the President and Members of the national house of Chiefs and many others, including the entire Ghanaian citizens for their participation.

“Mr. Speaker, reports received from the Forestry Commission indicates that over seven (7) million seedlings of various tree species were distributed across the country against the Green Ghana planting target of five (5) million trees.

And despite the fact that the planning figures are being collated across the sixteen (16) regions provisional figures from the Forestry Commission clearly shows that the exercise exceeded the five (5) million target”, he said in a statement on the floor of the House on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

“I wish to encourage everyone who planted a seedling to nurture it to maturity. With a tenacious spirit resolve, and focus, we must and will make our nation green environmentally sustainable and beautiful”.


He said the cost of the Green Ghana project will be made known in due course as the ministry is still taking records as institutions, agencies continue to plant.

However, government has not committed any budget into the exercise, instead it took the donations from well-meaning Ghanaians, and institutions to undertake the exercise.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com