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"Green Ghana Initiative Is A National Call, Let's Ensure It Becomes Successful" - Prisons Service DG

The Director General (DG) of the Ghana Prisons Service, Isaac Kofi Egyir is appealing to Ghanaians to treat the upcoming Green Ghana Day exercise as a national call.

According to him, all must ensure the exercise becomes successful.

The DG made the remarks following a courtesy call been paid on him by the leadership of the Forestry Commission at his office in Accra.

The DG said ""I see this Green Ghana Initiative which will happen on the Friday, 10th June, 2022 as aCall and we are committed to ensure that it becomes a success. With our presence in other parts of the country, we will ensure we strategize to see how best to make it a success."

He added that his outfit will be partnering Zoomlion to clean up the environment likewise planting the trees. has gathered that the Director General of Prisons Service as nominated the Director of Prisons, in charge of Agriculture, Hansen Adu Oyiku, to represent the state security agency on the National Planning Committee.

He was optimistic that the close collaboration between the two parties will help make this year's tree planting exercise a success.

The Ghana Prisons Service says it is ready to throw the Green Ghana Day event, scheduled for June 10th, 2022.

On his part, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, John Allotey said "I want to thank President Akufo-Addo and the Lands Minister for their support during last year's edition of the Green Ghana Initiative"

He added "Last year, we planted over five million trees and this year, we have set a very ambitious target of planting twenty million trees on June 10th 2022".

"We have two prompt strategies that is to plant 10 million trees in the forest reserves and 10 million for households, medians of roads, waterbodies, schools, recreational grounds, degraded watershed areas, amongst others"

The Forestry Commission Boss further explained that all 16 Regional Coordinating Councils have been briefed on the targets for the planting of 20 million trees.

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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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