DCE Plants trees to mark 'Green Ghana' in Dawa
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ningo-Prampram, Mr. AL-Latiff Tetteh Amanor, has joined the people of Dawa, a community in the District to plant trees to mark this year’s Green Ghana project.
Date Created : 6/14/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Susana Danso/Ghanadistricts.com
After planting a tree to mark the beginning of this year’s event, the DCE expressed his joy over the organization of the event to help in finding a lasting solution to the global climate change challenges.
"Many do not have value for trees in our communities and these trees are destroyed without any recourse to the environment. These trees are medicinal and were used by our forefathers before the introduction of orthodox medications. Plants have several benefits therefore, we must protect them “He said.
The District Agric officer Mr. Ofori Boateng disclosed that the exercise is being spearheaded by the Forestry Commission and has provided approximately 2000-3000 seedlings to be planted across the electoral area.
He added that the species included Mahogany, Visual Palm, Coconut, Orange, and Militia.
Nene Duamor XI chief of Dawa thanked the government for such an initiative to help grow the vegetation.
He said: “what was planted previously had been destroyed. The people cut down the trees for charcoal and firewood. This created a lot of problems affecting lives and properties.
The District Environmental Officer, madam Evelyn Nani underscored tree planting is very important in environmental health as we normally say “when the last tree dies, the last man also dies. “The trees are important because of the carbon dioxide and other gases we have been emitting into the environment" She said.