Lands Ministry, Yaa-Naa To Launch ‘Green Ghana Day’ Tomorrow In Tamale

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, is set to officially launch this year’s edition of Green Ghana Day in Tamale tomorrow Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

The ceremony, scheduled to take place at the University for Development Studies (UDS) multipurpose Auditorium, would be led by the Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Abubakari Mahama II.

This year’s commemorative tree planting exercise, will be held under the theme, “Growing For A Greener Tomorrow” with a target of planting 10million tree seedlings across the country.

The main event, slated for Friday, June 7, would be held at Burma Camp in Accra.

The sector minister, Samuel A. Jinapor, who earlier announced this during a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Thomas Oppong-Peprah on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, said the Ministry in consultation with relevant stakeholders, have agreed to hold the event at Burma Camp, which is the base of the Ghana Armed Forces.

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

With this year’s edition slated for the headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces (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 project, 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, 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, will make available all resources 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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