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"85% Of Green Ghana Trees Survived" - Benito Owusu Bio

The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources incharge of Lands and Forestry, Benito Owusu Bio has touted the success chopped in the country's Green Ghana Day as he says 85% of the seedlings planted survived.

According to him, the reports from the National Investigation Bureau (NIB) investigating the seedlings that was planted across the country some 6 months ago shows that 85% of those seedlings survived which he says is a good news.

The county through the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources led the National Green Ghana Day back in July which target the planting of 5 million trees to help cover the country's forest reserves.

Speaking to the media during the meet the press series of the Information Ministry, Mr Benito Owusu Bio stressed that, this is a clear indication that the decision to embark on the planting was a laudable one.

He added that, the commission after the planting of the trees instituted a monitoring and evaluation team which has been following up on the trees planted and says the trees are faring well.

Mr Owusu Bio also added that, they have created a platform that will enable all and sundry take pictures with the trees they planted to help whip the interest of others to increase rate of planting and nurturing the plants.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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