President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged every Ghanaian to plant a tree on Friday, 11 June 2021 to help make Ghana green.
The government has set aside 11 June as Green Ghana Day with the aim of planting five million trees.
In a video to encourage Ghanaians to support the initiative, President Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians to help preserve the environment.
He said: “We cannot sit back and watch as our trees, flora and fauna are wiped out”.
“Our very existence is tied directly to the survival of trees”, he said, adding: “Without the oxygen that is produced by trees, we cannot survive as humans”.
“So, on Friday, 11 June, the tree-planting exercise will ensure that we are not only sowing seeds for one day but also for generations to come”.
“I urge all Ghanaians to join this clarion call and help preserve our environment”, the president urged.
“After planting the five million trees, let us help nurture them and make sure they survive.”
He further encouraged Ghanaians to “lend your support to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, as it executes this ambitious national assignment.”
President Akufo-Addo will also plant a tree on the day.
He said he expects every Ghanaian to plant one, too, adding: “Let us make Ghana green”.