The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) has marked this year’s Green Ghana Day with distribution of
ornamental and fruit tree seedlings at selected schools and institutions within the metropolis.
The day took Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi, Abdul-Mumin Issah and his officers to Airforce Base Takoradi, Ahanta Abasa CHPS Centre,
Holy Child Training College and Ketan Catholic Basic School to plant trees.
Addressing officers at the Aiforce Base, the MCE indicated that the day is essential to address rapid depleting of the nation’s
forest zones which has resulted in uncertain climate conditions.
He explained that tree planting protects the environment and as well ensures that humanity live under climate friendly environment.
He revealed that the Assembly received one thousand (1,000) of the 10 million trees to be planted across the country this year from
the Forestry Commission. He added that the STMA under the TCSPP is also planting 10, 000 ornamentry and fruit trees as part of measures to green the metropolis.
He pointed out that by way of protecting and monitoring the seedlings, the project has procured wooden protectors to ensure that the trees planted serve its purpose.
He admonished the recipients of the seedlings to devote time in nurturing them since it cost huge sums of money and also has the potential give the right results for climate change.
At separate ceremonies to receive the seedlings, the recipients thanked the Assembly for the gesture with a promise to ensuring that the plants serve their purpose.
In all, a total of two hundred and ten (210) seedlings were planted across the four areas visited. The seedlings included 180 Coconut, 10 Vietchia palm, 2 Hibiscus, 5 Ixora,
2 Acalypha, 4 Guava, 2 Crotons, 3 Millettia and 2 Cordia sebentina.