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Okaikwei North Assembly Mark Green Ghana Day

The Okaikwei North Municipal Chief Executive Honourable Boye Laryea on Friday June 7, 2024 joined Management and staff of the Assembly to mark the Green Ghana Day.
The event also saw the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Francis K. Mensah and other Departmental and Unit Heads of the Assembly planting various tree species to increase the vegetation of the Municipality.
Other personalities who planted trees to mark the day included the Achimota District Court Magistrate, His Worship Prince Owusu and Mrs. Eunice Yeboah Quaye, the Municipal Electoral Officer.
In a brief remark, Honourable Laryea urged Ghanaians to help nurture trees planted.
He stated that it is high time all Ghanaians support the initiative and protect the plants, indicating that huge sums of money have been invested in the initiative.
Honourable Laryea stated that the Municipality is expected to plant five hundred trees to mark the day and some ten million trees by the end of June 2024.
He said the weather was also right for the national event which seeks to increase the vegetation of the entire country.
The Okaikwei North MCE stated that the event will among other reasons protect the environment and help mitigate the impact of climate change in Ghana.
Earlier, Honourable Laryea joined the Chief of Staff, Madam Frema Osei Opare and the students of Achimota School also in the Municipality to plant over twenty trees.
The 2024 edition of the programme was on the theme: “Growing for a Greener Tomorrow.”
Since the inception of the Green Ghana Project, over 42 million trees have been planted, and the 2024 goal is to add another 10 million, bringing the total to 52 million trees in just four years.
This ambitious target aligns with Ghana’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 64 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030.
By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson, AD IIB


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