The Chief Executive Officer of Stratcomm Africa Ms. Esther A.N Cobbah, has underscored the need for preserving Ghana’s environment in order to reap numerous economic benefits for the country.
“We are all responsible for our environment and we must constantly take care of it so it takes care of us in return.
When we fail to grow trees , plant gardens , keep our environment free from filth , when we pile up garbage around us , our lives are made poorer and we expose ourselves to extreme whether conditions and health and sanitation issues , among other things”, she explained.
Ms. Esther Cobbah , made this remark during the Ghana Garden and Flower Show, held in Accra.
The GGFS is part of the Innovative Ghana Garden & Flower Movement, designed to create awareness about the commercial and psychological benefits of urban beautification and modern lifestyles.
It is also aimed at creating employment and income earning opportunities that would support Ghana?s growth and development.
She noted that, Horticulture and floriculture provides livelihoods for many people in different parts of the world.
Mrs Matilda Amissah Arthur, Second Lady, also stated that if the horticultural sector is being managed properly it could help the country to create more jobs and also become a foreign exchange earner.
She has therefore entreated Ghanaians to develope positive attitude towards flower and gardening in the country.
The Managing Director of Access Bank Ghana Limited Mr. Dolapo Ogundimu , also added that complete attitudinal change towards the environment is what the residents in the country need in order to help transform the environmental landscape.
This he said, the Garden and Flower Fair is living up to its purpose by harnessing Ghana’s horticultural potential and exploring it as a tool for employment and income generation.
For this and many other reasons , Access Bank will continue to render its support to the noble cause.
He has therefore entreated all and sundry to take advantage of the business prospects that exists in the horticulture industry.exist in the horticultural industry.
Dr Sally Kosgei, Managing Director Zena?s Roses Kenya and former Minister ofAgriculture in Kenya commended Stratcomm Africa for embracing such a judicious step to revitalize the horticultural industry.
This she noted that , Kenya?s economy was once dependent on Agricultural especially tea but today horticulture is leading.
Adding that, 40 per cent of flower sold in European countries hail from Kenya.
The five- day event is on the theme: ?The World is Your Garden,? and it brought together an array of florist, horticulturists, policy makers, home owners, garden lovers and real estate developers among others under one roof.
By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/ NewsGhana.com.gh