Tree-planting campaign held in Tema West

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The Tema West Municipal Assembly (TWMA) has joined the Green Ghana Tree Planting campaign, an initiative by the government to plant 20 million seedlings across the country this year.

The Assembly planted some seedlings around The Place Restaurant at Baatsona and at the Sakumono TWMA Junior High School where coconut trees were planted.

“Tema West Municipal Assembly has been tasked to plant 5,000 seedlings as part of the government’s project,” Ms. Anna Adukwei Addo, the Tema West Municipal Chief Executive, told the Ghana News Agency during the planting exercise.

Ms Addo stated that the Assembly was working in collaboration with the Forestry Commission, Educational Directorate, Regional Coordination Council, and other stakeholders to help with the project.

“I have decided to hold a stakeholder engagement with the municipal heads to deliberate on how best to make the project a long-lasting one,” she said.

Ms Addo noted that about 60 per cent of the trees they planted last year survived, adding that others that did not were due to the harsh weather conditions.

“There would be constant monitoring after we have successfully planted all the seedlings and it is not going to be just a one-day show,” she noted.

She said it was the Assembly’s mandate to ensure that the plants grew well and that with support from the Agricultural department, environmental, and sanitation team.

“I love plants and have a handful of them at my residence hence the joy working on this project,” she expressed.

She urged the public to take the project seriously because human beings depended on trees for survival, adding that “if there were no tress, I do not know what will happen to mankind, and as the adage goes, when the last tree dies the last man also dies.

“Trees are significant in our lives, therefore, we must make it a point to grow them and I believe we can make this project work when we work together,” she said.

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