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Fri, 14 Jun 2024 Science

Green Ghana Day: 13 million seedlings distributed nationwide

By Irene Wirekoaa Osei, ISD || Contributor
Green Ghana Day: 13 million seedlings distributed nationwide
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The Forestry Commission has announced the distribution of over 13.8 million seedlings nationwide during the 2024 Green Ghana Day.

This achievement signifies a significant increase, exceeding the initial target.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Mr John Allotey, disclosed this at a press briefing on Thursday in Accra.

He provided a comprehensive overview of the provisional seedling distribution results, highlighting that the Ashanti Region exceeded its target by 199%, distributing 4,170,552 seedlings, well above the initial target of 2,100,000.

Additionally, 13 other regions successfully exceeded their targets, demonstrating a nationwide commitment to environmental conservation.

Mr Allotey acknowledged that two regions namely Greater Accra and North East faced challenges in meeting their targets but emphasised the dedication to supporting these regions to achieve their goals in the course of the year.

He commended private plantation companies and churches for their contributions to the project's success, specifically mentioning the Church of Pentecost, Presbyterian Church, Catholic Church, Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) and Methodist Church as the top five contributing churches.

Mr Allotey mentioned Ecoplanet Bamboo West Africa, Messrs Evans Sawmills Ltd and Miro Forestry Ghana Ltd among others, and also appreciated the Muslim community, particularly the Chief Imam, for their support.

He stated that despite the number of seedlings already planted, more seedlings are available at various pick-up centres and urged Ghanaians to visit their nearest Forestry Commission office to obtain a seedling to plant.

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