The community based human rights and environmental mining advocacy Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Ghana ,Wacam has participated in Green Ghana Project with an assurance to continue to help government to protect and preserve the environment for posterity.
Wacam organised its members from communities such as Tarkwa,Kenyasi, Prestea,Donkro Nkwanta, Busunya, Nkwarteng ,Akyem Saaman to plant trees at various schools, hospitals, homes, and other public designated places in their respective communities in the country.
This to the organisation would ensure a climate-resistant and climate adaptable economy while achieving sustainable development.
The organisation, is therefore urging the general public to join hands with the government to exceed the five million trees which will yield benefits for all.
The Forestry Commission, through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, launched the Green Ghana Project to plant five million trees across the country.
The tree-planting which is part of the Green Ghana Project, is an initiative that aims at planting five million trees in a single day across the country.
The Green Ghana initiative also forms part of government’s effort to encourage Ghanaians to plant more trees to preserve and protect Ghana’s forest cover and the environment.
The rationale for more trees in Ghana formed part of a strategy and a programme to embark on an aggressive afforestation to protect forests and the environment in Ghana.
The initiative was a joint responsibility for which more broad-based support was needed to address the adverse degradation of Ghana’s forests and ecosystem.
This programme was an initiative of President Akuffo Addo to restore the country’s forest reserve since half of the country‘s forest reserves have been destroyed by human activities.
Speaking in an interview with Soireenews.com, Director of Programmes at Wacam, Kwaku Afari applauded the government for its keen interest in planting trees to make Ghana Green for the present and future and called on Ghanaians to continue planting trees.
He added that trees are part of humanity since it supports life with Oxygen stressing that trees need to be protected to ensure good health
He advised Ghanaians to protect and preserve the environment at all times instead of indulging in activities that can destroy both plants and water bodies.
Source:Freeman Koryekpor https://myafricatoday.net/wacam-participates-in-green-ghana-project/ .