The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, has charged Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the region to submit a report on the status of trees planted in their jurisdictions in three months’ time.
This follows the planting of 450,000 trees in the region as part of the Green Ghana project on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Hon. Quartey urged various assemblies in the region to ensure the sustainability of the exercise.
He charged the MMDCEs across the region to ensure that not even one tree dies. As part of their responsibilities, he declared that they bring the Regional Coordinating Council reports after three months. He stated they wanted to see and know the level at which the trees planted have grown up to.
Through media publications and public broadcasts, the public were urged to fully partake in the initiative by getting free seeds supplied by the government through local Forestry Commission district offices or district assemblies for planting.
Parliament also suspended sitting, and declared it ‘Green Ghana Day.’ The House took that decision to enable members of Parliament to go to their respective constituencies to participate in the tree planting exercise.