Ghana’s forest cover as at 1900 stood at eight million, two hundred thousand (8.2) hectares. This Forest cover has depleted over the years by an astonishing eighty percent (80%) to the current state of one million six thousand (1.6m) hectares.
Therefore, in accordance with vision of H.E the President, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources under the leadership of Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor has introduced a project which seeks to plant and nurture to maturity five million (5m) trees on June 11th, the Green Ghana Day, as part of a master plan of the Green Ghana project which seeks to restore the forest cover of Ghana.
Arrangements are being made to make various tree species and other logistics available in all Forestry Commission District offices and selected locations for distribution to public including schools, a few days to the Green Ghana Day.
Similarly, on this day, H.E the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban S.K Bagbin, the Chief Justice, Justice Kwesi Annin Yeboah and other prominent citizens such as the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and Yaa Naa, Naa Abubakari Mahama, will publicly plant trees. Ghanaians of all walks of life will be mobilized on the Green Ghana Day to plant five million (5m) trees in all sixteen (16) regions.
GREEN GHANA – LETS GO PLANTING