Ghana, Britain To Mark Green Ghana Day And Queen's Platinum Jubilee On June 10 (PICS)
Ghana will as part of this year’s Green Ghana Day scheduled for June 10, partner the British High Commission in Accra to celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee with a tree planting exercise at the Achimota Forest in Accra.
The Sector Minister, Samuel A. Jinapor who paid a courtesy call on the British High Commissioner, H.E Harriet Thompson on Monday.
Samuel A. Jinapor said "The idea is to mobilize British and Ghanaian citizens to plant trees at the Achimota Forest and have an occasion to launch the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Queen vis-a-vis the tree planting exercise which is going to take off on June 10, 2022"
The occasion is also to help obtain maximum publicity locally and internationally on the two key events.
On her part, Her Excellency(H.E) Harriet Thompson underscored the importance of the Queen's Platinum jubilee.
She said "It is a special occasion in the U.K which has an aspect of tree planting and also falls in line with Ghana's Green Ghana Day event"
H.E Thompson further pledged closer collaboration between the Commission and the Ministry to make the Green Day a resounding success.
The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated in 2022 in the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
The Principal beacon, involving The Tree of Trees (a 21m high 'tree' constructed of 350 smaller trees), will be lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
The "tree of trees" marks the success of the Queen's Green Canopy Initiative, which is aimed to plant 1 million trees ahead of the Platinum Jubilee is also a nod to both the need for more trees and greenery globally.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith