Denkyembour District Plant Trees as part of Green Ghana Initiative
Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 11th June, 2021
On Friday 11th June 2021, the Denkyembour District Assembly as part of efforts to plant over 5 million trees nationwide, embarked on a tree planting exercise in Akyem Apinamang in the district. The purpose of the exercise was to replace all trees that has been cut down for use in the country.
The District Chief Executive; Honourable Seth Ofosu Birikorang at the ceremony explained the importance of such an exercise to the development of the country. He stated that felling of trees has caused to a larger extent, the change in weather conditions nowadays in our country. It was therefore important to plant trees to maintain the environment. He also stated that the district received 7000 tree seedlings out of which 5000 of them would be planted in Apinamang, mostly at areas where mining has occurred, in order to reclaim the land and take it back to its natural state. He also mentioned that anyone who wishes to plant trees at their various localities should contact the District Assembly office of the Forestry Commission for free seedlings in order to beautify our environment. He lastly expressed his gratitude to all opinion leaders, assembly members, unit committee members, chiefs and all people for gracing the ceremony with their presence.
The assembly member for the area also announced that a communal labour would be organised in the coming days to ensure that they plant all 5000 seedlings of trees being brought to Apinamang. He expressed his gratitude to the District Assembly for bringing such an initiative to the people of Apinamang and pledged his zeal to see to it that all trees are watered and maintained to see the full purpose of the exercise.