The Northern Region Office of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has undertaken a tree planting exercise on the campus of the Yumbas Special School in Tamale.
It was done in collaboration with the Tamale Metropolitan Directorate of the Forestry Commission, as part of activities to celebrate the Authority’s 2020 Emancipation Programme which commemorates the end of the Atlantic Slave Trade in the country.
A total of 100 acacia seedlings were planted.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Alhaji Hakeem Ismael, Northern Regional Manager of the GTA, said the move was to help address climate change problems in the Northern Region.
He said it was also in line with the GTA’s commitment to encourage institutions to have safe and green environment.
“We decided to undertake this exercise because we think tree planting should be part of our lives so that we can have serene environment, and so we are encouraging other institutions and corporate bodies to also make this exercise part of their responsibilities in their communities,” he noted.
Mr Tutu Brempong, the Headmaster of the School, expressed gratitude to the GTA for the initiative, and appealed to other institutions to emulate the efforts of the Authority to help protect the environment from issues of climate change.