President of the Artisanal Palm Oil Millers and Outgrowers Association of Ghana, Mr. Paul-Kwabena-Amaning, has called on Ghanaians to plant more trees to preserve the country’s forest cover and the environment.
Paul Amaning noted that illegal mining has left caused damages to the environment. As such, all and sundry must support to regain the enormous forest cover that the nation had some decades ago.
He joined the Deputy Minister of Trade and MP New Juabeng South Micheal Okyere to grace the occasion.
He stressed that the survival of human beings is based on the existence of trees.
“We cannot sit by and watch as our trees, flora and fauna are wiped out. Our very existence is tied directly to the survival of trees. Without the oxygen produced by trees, we cannot survive as humans,’’ Paul Amaning stated.
He noted that the tree planting exercise will ensure that "we are not only sowing seeds just for one day, but also for generations to come."
Paul Amaning further noted that the exercise must not be a one-off event, stressing the need for nurturing in order for the planted trees to grow.
In April 2021, the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry launched a Green Ghana initiative which aims to plant 5 million trees in a single day across the country.
The initiative is part of a strategy to embark on aggressive afforestation to protect forests and the environment in Ghana.