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Bono Regional Minister Urges Herbalists to Join Green Ghana Tree Planting

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Justina Owusu Banahene
Justina Owusu Banahene

Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu Banahene, has urged the Ghana Federation of Traditional Medicine Practitioners Associations (GHAFTRAM) to collaborate with the Green Ghana initiative to plant more medicinal plants.

In an interview ahead of Green Ghana Day on June 7, Owusu Banahene emphasized the crucial role trees play in traditional and herbal medicine, as they are the primary source of raw materials for practitioners.

She urged these practitioners to lead the tree planting efforts, particularly focusing on nurturing rare and essential medicinal trees.

“Trees are the main and only source of their work, and they should be at the forefront of the tree planting exercise,” she stated.

“We need to ensure that even those trees that are hard to get are nursed by the Forestry Commission for planting.”

This call to action is part of the broader Green Ghana initiative aimed at combating deforestation and promoting environmental sustainability.

By involving traditional medicine practitioners, the initiative seeks to create a sustainable supply of medicinal plants, benefiting both the environment and the health sector.

Owusu Banahene expects  GHAFTRAM to mobilize many practitioners to actively participate in the reforestation efforts, preserving biodiversity and securing the future of traditional medicine in Ghana.

Green Ghana Day is set to be a landmark event, with various stakeholders coming together to plant trees and promote environmental conservation.

The Minister highlights the importance of collective action in preserving Ghana’s natural resources for future generations.

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