Ghana’s former professional boxer, Prof. Azumah Nelson and actress Ama K. Abebrese, joined Geodrill, a leading exploration drilling company, to plant trees as part of the government’s Green Ghana Initiative.
The government’s initiative aims to plant five million trees on June 11, 2021, across the country as an initial programme under the Green Ghana Project.
Prof. Azumah Nelson emphasized that the Green Ghana Project was a laudable initiative, which needed to be supported by all Ghanaians.
He said human existence hinged directly on the survival of trees, adding that without the oxygen produced by trees, we cannot survive as human beings.
He was very hopeful that the Green Ghana initiative, as a concerted effort on the part of every citizen, would help restore the environment for a better life for all.
The tree planting exercise took place at the Children of the Light education centre in Aburi on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Geodrill has been a long-standing patron of Children on the Light.
Founded by Jeanette Brown Opoku, Children of the Light has since 2005 been operating as a registered charitable organisation in Ghana with a passion to help further children’s education holistically so that they may grow to reach their full potential.
The organisation runs year-round educational programs, for children aged 4 to 16 years in one-on-one and small-group learning settings. In addition, children also enjoy numerous special programs which include language arts, performing and fine arts, social studies, mathematics, science and sporting activities.
Mr. Dave Harper, CEO of Geodrill, emphasized that the company was committed to being socially responsible, particularly within the communities in which it operated and with those in most need of support.
“Management believes that this core value embraced by the Geodrill’s corporate culture benefits not only our surrounding communities and their environment as a whole but the Company and its employees as well.”
Mr. Dave said, “It is, therefore, necessary to rally behind Ghana Government’s Green Ghana initiative to ensure we win the fight together. The environment must be protected to mitigate the climate change that the world is experiencing.”
Ama K. Abebrese, Child safety icon and an accomplished television presenter with over two decades of experience, also enjoyed participating in the tree planting exercise with the children.
As they all planted trees at the Children of the Light education centre, in support of the Government’s Green Ghana Initiative, Ama K. Abebrese, discussed the importance and the need to care for the environment and also to conserve nature.
A mixture of dwarf coconut, mango, citrus and sour apple trees were successfully planted and will be maintained with the support of Geodrill so they may be enjoyed by generations to come.