"Green Ghana Has No Political Colouration, Everybody Must Come On-Board" - John Allotey
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, John Allotey is calling on Ghanaians and foreigners nationals living in the country to partake in the upcoming tree planting exercise dubbed '2022 Green Ghana Day'.
According to Mr. Allotey, planting trees will not only make the country greener but also have a positive impact on the environment.
In an exclusive interview with Thinknewsonline.com in Accra, he said "2022, we expect Ghanaians to come out massively. You know Ghanaians love to support good things. This project is something that is progressing and we are aware of the impact on our environment on our livelihood. This has no political colouration"
The CEO described the 2021 edition as great adding that the exercise drew people from all walks of life to partake in it.
"It was not great because of the Forestry Commission but because, we had people from all walks of life getting involved right from the Presidency to the lowest person so it is not the Forestry Commission but the whole country getting together to plant trees and that was great"
"It is also not about the number of trees were planted but rather different people were involved; the school children, elderly and all planted and that is the message, we want to send across"
Mr. Allotey told Thinknewsonline.com that although his outfit had a successful tree planting in 2021, it was hit with some challenges.
"The time of launching the program to the planting time was like two and half months so you realised that some of the needlings were not developed. This is time, we have enough time to prepare the seedlings"
"It had to do with the planting that was done in the islands and median of the roads. They were not doing too well because we had not done the institutional arrangements to do with the parks and gardens"
Mr. Allotey revealed that his outfit has managed to engage the services of parks and gardens extensively adding that the firm will be managing the growth of the trees on the median of the roads.
He appealed to all to step out in their numbers and partake in the tree planting exercise on June 10.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith