The Forestry Commission in collaboration with the Tano South Municipal Assembly embarked on tree planting exercise as part of the initiatives introduced to control climate change in Ghana by government under the leadership of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo –Addo.

Some of the Dignities planting some of the trees

A mini durbar was held at Bechem School for the deaf to observe this years’ green Ghana programme.  Mr. Oteng Dominic, the Tano South Forestry Manager indicated that 450.000 seedlings had been earmarked to be planted in the Municipality by the forestry commission.

He further called on all stakeholders to support the commission for planting the said seedlings.  According to him, the programme would help government to control climate change to make citizenry embark on number of activities leading to the improvement of Ghana’s economy.

The Municipal Forestry Manager Mr. Oteng Dominic giving his opening remakes

Mrs. Lucy Ama Ankra, the Ahafo Regional Director of Education thanked stakeholders for making time out of their busy schedule to attend the programme. She indicated that, the celebration of the green Ghana programme would brought together more hands to plant various trees at the public places including the Bechem School for the deaf.  According to her, when the seedlings are properly nurtured, they would supply food and other things to the school children.

Mrs. Lucy Ama Ankrah the Ahafo Regional Education Director speaking at the function

In a short but impressive speech the Tano South Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi said, the Assembly would continue to implement the policies of government to ensure the policies impacted positively on the life of the residents.

Hon. Takyi said, since the green Ghana project was introduced, many trees had been planted and nurtured by the stakeholders and encouraged them to take care of the said trees.

The Tano South Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi addressing the gathering