As part of Government’s effort in recovering and restoring the lost vegetation in the country’s degraded environment and forest depletion, the Awutu Senya District Assembly joined the nation to observe the Green Ghana Day celebration.

The district event which was symbolically held at the Yam market at Bosomabena, a community in the Awutu Senya District was to encourage greenery vegetation on bare lands in other to restore our ecosystem.

Speaking at the event, the District Chief Executive (DCE) Hon. Joseph Aidoo stressed on the importance of tree planting and urged all to take part in the exercise. He added that apart from the health benefit on human lives, greenery environment provides conducive and serene environment in human settlement.

Hon. Joseph Aidoo acknowledged that increase in the country’s population and its associated housing demands could contribute to the activities that causes depletion of the farmlands and forest.  He however, urged all to put in much efforts to protect the environment by planting trees in and around homes, schools, institutions and other locations.

The District Coordinating Director, Mrs. Eunice Naaliar called on all stakeholders to support the Tree Planting exercise to make it a success. Mrs. Naaliar also urged all present to plant trees in their various environment and ensure its growth by monitoring it.

For his part, the District Agric Director, Mr. Joseph Odame disclosed that about 37, 000 trees are expected to be distributed to the general public in the district for planting at vantage places. These places include farm lands, homes, Schools, Church premises, Mosques, institutions and other ceremonial locations.

Mr. Odame stressed on a popular quote “when the last tree dies the last man dies”. He then urged inhabitants not to just go and plant trees but rather adopt strategies that would nurture the trees to grow to serve it purpose.

He further advised management of Awutu Senya District Assembly to organize a reward or any form of recognition to honor institutions or groups that will do well to nurture and ensure the growth of the trees. This he believes would inspire others to take good care of the trees and also encourage the activity in the district.

Present at the Tree Planting exercise were the Hon. DCE, Mr. Joseph Aidoo, The District Coordinating Director, Mrs. Eunice Naaliar, the Education Director, Mr. Isaac Acquah Arhin, the Agric Director, Mr. Joseph Odame, the Human Resource Manager, Mr. Prince Ahenkan, Works Engineer, Rev. Ing. Isaac Nyarko and some head of departments and units.

The DCE, Hon Joseph Aidoo led some heads of Institutions, Departments and Agencies to symbolically plant a tree each to mark the exercise.

Reported By Lydia N. Parry.