Plant a tree today, save a life tomorrow – Bernard Monah

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A leading member of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Bernard Mornah has urged all Ghanaians to take part in the ongoing Green Ghana Day exercise today, Friday June 10.

Joining staff of TV3 to plant trees as part of the exercise, Mr Mornah said “We must ensure that it is not just a one day event, he said.

He added “plant a tree and save life tomorrow. I am very happy to take part in this exercise.”

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor urged all Ghanaians and residents to take part in the Green Ghana Day exercise today Friday June 10 to plant trees across the country.

“Happily, our 2021 Green Ghana tree is doing very well and we have just picked our 2022 Green Ghana trees for planting! #Green Ghana; Let’s go planting!!,” he tweeted on Friday.

20million trees are going to be planted during exercise, Mr Jinpro said.

He said this while addressing a press conference in Parliament on Wednesday June 8 regarding the exercise. The theme for this year’s Green Ghana Day exercise is “Mobilizing for a Greener Future”.

The Minister said that efforts at restoring Ghana’s forests in the past had not been effective and forceful, hence, the Green Ghana Project which was to drive efforts towards an aggressive afforestation programme to restore the lost forest cover of Ghana which contributes to the global efforts to fight climate change.

“Since 1900, Ghana has lost a whopping 80 per cent of its forest cover and therefore, we have a crisis situation, climate change is reaching a tipping point and Ghana, as respected member of the international community is contributing its quota to the global efforts at halting climate change,” Mr Jinapor indicated.

“I want to thank the Speaker of Parliament and the Honourable members of the August House of Parliament for being very supportive and enthusiastic about this year’s Green Ghana Day.

“Indeed, as you may be aware ,the Speaker has just announced that Parliament will not sit on Friday. This is to enable Members of Parliament travel to their constituencies to lead their constituents in participating in this year’s Green Ghana Day. We want to thank the speaker for this momentous decision. That gives us great impetus and gives us a lot of momentum moving forward to Friday,” he said.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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