GAF To Host ‘Green Ghana Day’ On June 7

…Lands Ministry Targets 10 million Trees for Planting

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor, has commended the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) for the frontal role it continues to play in the implementation of various policies and initiatives by the Ministry.

Speaking during a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Thomas Oppong-Peprah on Tuesday, March 19,2024, Mr Jinapor, touted the collaboration between the Ministry and GAF in various areas, including fighting illegal mining, land guard situations and implementation of the government’s flagship afforestation programme, Green Ghana Project.

He expressed the heartfelt appreciation of the Ministry to the Armed Forces for always availing itself to the Ministry to execute projects that serves the country.

Disclosing the purpose of his visit, the Minister, informed the CDS that the Ministry in consultation with relevant stakeholders, have agreed to hold the 2024 commemorative tree planting with a target of 10 million trees for the 4th edition of the ‘Green Ghana Project’ at Burma Camp which is the base of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The commemorative tree planting ceremony, will be performed by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to officially kick off the nationwide planting exercise.

With this year’s edition slated for the headquarters of the GAF, Mr. Jinapor thought it right to initiate early engagement with the CDS and also court his support.

With the Ministry targeting 10 million trees for the fourth edition of the programme, scheduled for June 7, 2024, the Lands Minister, appealed to the CDS to once again collaborate with the Ministry to ensure its effectiveness by providing logistical support.


He also leverages on the meeting to officially congratulate Lieutenant General Thomas Oppong-Peprah on his appointment as CDS.

The CDS, Lieutenant General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, on his part commended the Lands Minister and officials of the Ministry for making efforts to congratulate him on his elevation to the apex of Ghana’s military leadership.

He assured that, the relationship and collaboration between his outfit and the Ministry, will be strengthened under his watch.

On the Green Ghana Project, Lieutenant General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, welcomed the responsibility and honour as host of the commemorative tree planting ceremony and promised of its success.

On the issue of logistics, he stated that the Army would make available all resources, including personnel needed for the successful implementation of the project.

The Green Ghana Project, which is in its fourth year, is the flagship forestry project of the government. This year, the ministry is aiming to plant over 10million trees on June 7, 2024.


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