GA EAST MCE INITIATES "ONE FRUIT TREE- ONE HOUSEHOLD" CAMPAIGN AS ASSEMBLY OBSERVES GREEN GHANA DAY
GEMANEWS: Friday, 10th June, 2022; Boi
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann, on Friday, 10th June, 2022, launched the "ONE FRUIT TREE- ONE HOUSEHOLD" initiative during the second edition of the of the Green Ghana Day held at the Boi Clinic.
The Green Ghana day was initiated by the President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2021 to help keep Ghana's vegetation alive.
The initiative forms part of the national afforestation program to regain the lost forestation cover of Ghana and also contribute to the Global effort to attenuate climate change.
The Green Ghana Day specifically seeks to create enhanced national awareness on the necessity for collective action towards restoration of degraded landscape in the country, inculcate in youth the value of planting and nurturing trees and their associated benefits, mitigate watersheds, enhance livelihoods towards communities through engagement in the production of fruit seedlings and beautify communities and environment.
In the maiden edition, the Ga East Municipal Assembly planted about 7,000 seedlings from the National figure of 5 million while the second edition saw the Assembly plant some 8 thousand seedlings from the national target of 20 million.
In commemoration of the day at Boi Clinic on Friday , the Ga East MCE rolled out her initiative “ONE FRUIT TREE-ONE HOUSEHOLD” to contribute towards the greening of our communities ,serve as food and also provide essential nutrients to improve the health status of the people.
Hon. Kaakie Mann planted the first seedling, mango, at the premises of the Boi Clinic, followed by the Regent and Family Head of Boi, Nii Narku Nortey, orange, the Presiding Member (PM), coconut, and Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Vera Akufo-Mante, mango.
Others who took part in the ceremonial planting included a representative from the Forestry Commission, Amasaman District, Miss Jennifer Stevens, umbrella tree, Assembly Member for Abokobi, Hon. Moses Ola Dowuona, cidrella tree, and Municipal Works Engineer (MWE) Peter Bah-Lano, coconut.
The seedlings planted in the municipality included Cassia Nodoca, Mahogany, Militia, Akee Apple, Flamboyant, Lemon, Orange, Mango, Tangerine, Coconut, Lucynia, Ofram, Royal Palm, Veichia Palm, and Bambusa Multiplex.