The North Gonja District Chief Executive, Adam Eliasu has led his Constituents to mark the Green Ghana Day in the capital of the district, Daboya.
The exercise which was done today as an annual event which is scheduled to take place on June 11 this year, and was launched by president Nana Addo Danquah Akufo.
Green Ghana Day saw communities come together for a massive drive to plant over 5 million trees nationwide.
As part of the Green Ghana Day campaign, the Government of Ghana provided free seedlings to all individuals, government and non-governmental organisations, traditional leaders, educational and religious institutions willing to roll up their sleeves and help out.
Below is in full a statement by the DCE’s PRO:
BREAKING THE EIGHT, DELIVERING THE RED BAWA MANDATE AND BEYOND.
NORTH GONJA DISTRICT GOES GREEN AS DCE LEADS THE GREEN GHANA DAY IN DABOYA.
10. 06. 2022.
The North Gonja District is endowed with a rich forest reserve that constitutes part of the Mole National Park. Wildlife resources have been especially important for the livelihood of people in rural areas.
However in the process of utilizing these resources to meet a range of socio-economic needs the wildlife resources of the District have been severely depleted.
According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), between 1990 and 2020, the World lost some One Hundred and Seventy-Eight Million hectares (178,000,000ha) of forests, almost the size of Libya.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo on Tuesday, Ist March 2022, launched the 2022 edition of “Green Ghana Day”, with a commitment to planting some Twenty Million Trees (20,000,000) this year as part of the Government’s aggressive afforestation and reforestation program.
At Daboya in the North Gonja District of the Savannah Region, Chief Executive Officer Hon Adam Eliasu Red Bawa marked the day with a key stakeholder engagement and public forum at conference hall of the North Gonja Assembly Complex. The DCE explained and stressed on the need to support the government’s afforestation and reforestation program through planting trees.
The exercise went practical when Hon Red Bawa planted tree seedlings on some designated points in the locality and tasked stakeholders, students, and the general public to replicate the same in their homes, workplaces, open environments, farm lands and so on.
The project is been spearheaded by the Ministry for Lands and Natural Resources led by the enigmatic Hon Lawyer Samuel Abu Jinapor, sector Minister and MP for Damongo Constituency. The country’s forests are one of the most important Natural resources required for our socio-economic development, regrettably across the world, the exploitation of forest resources has been very rampant, leading to substantial decline in the world’s forest cover.
Ridwan Afeso Abubakari Ridwan.
(Aide/PRO To Hon Adam Eliasu – DCE NGDA).