Togbe Nyameko Glakpe V, the Paramount Chief of Dakpa Traditional Area, has advised those collecting the tree seedlings and to plant them or stay away from exercise.
He said the cost outlay to produce the seedlings for the national exercise of ‘GreenGhana’
campaign cannot be reduced to a joke.
He said he deemed the exercise as serious and would not countenance laxity to thwart the
national course of revitalising the forests and the environment.
Togbe Glakpe gave the advice during a ceremony held at Dakpa to mark the Green Ghana
He observed that most people who collected the trees last year failed to plant, or planted
them but failed to take proper care of them for their growth, a situation he said is a waste
Of state resources.
The Akatsi North District Chief Executive, Mr Simon Peter Ofosu noted that, the benefits of trees to humanity were innumerable and urged all to take advantage of the opportunity offered by government to plant trees for the restoration of the depleted forest cover in the district.
He urged all those who would collect the seedlings to ensure that they planted and took diligent care of them to achieve the intended purpose of the exercise.
Mr. Mawuli Abusah, the Akatsi North District Director of Agriculture, said that the forest cover was depleted at an alarming rate resulting in global warming and consequent changes in the rainfall pattern.
He therefore appealed to citizens to embrace the project for the restoration of the depleted forest cover.
In all, 700 Ceiba, 3,000 Mahogany and Affram and 8,000 Acacia and Nim seedlings have been given to the Akatsi North District for distribution and planting.