The President of the National House of Chiefs Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebill, has implored Ghanaians to support the forestry commission’s decision to plant five million trees across the nationwide.
Speaking to the media at the Anhwiaso Palace, he indicated that the activities of galamseyers, mining companies and chainsaw operators had affected the nation’s vegetation cover and that was the only way to make Ghana green again.
Ogyeahoho Gyebi II, who is also the President of the Western North Regional House of chiefs said he would supply five thousand trees on the said date and called on the general public to participate in the tree planting exercise.
The President who doubles as the Paramount Chief of Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Area is also of the view that one person should at least plant between five to ten trees on that faithful day in order to achieve the target for the exercise.
He also suggested to the traditional rulers and sub-chiefs that all the various communities should hold communal labour today to plant the targeted five (5) million trees.
He has, subsequently, asked that our current generation has the moral obligation to restore and sustainably manage the environment for the next generation to benefits from it.
He also call on traditional authorities to promote and uphold our cultural values that go a long way to support the conservation agenda. Since when we destroy our environment, we threaten our very existence. When we protect it, we protect ourselves and posterity?
He, there, charged Ghanaians to endeavor to restore our relationship with nature by taking prudent steps to do the little we can as individuals and collective as a community.
He admonished Ghanaians to, for instance, engage in tree planting in our back yard for strengthen the linkage between nature and our cultures,observe traditional laws and promote traditional approaches to biodiversity conservation and restoration.
OgyeahohoGyebill, lauded the government for embarking on such laudable Green Ghana project and the National Tree Planting Project slated for next week Friday across the country.
It is a good example of how citizens can be charged to do their part and protect the environment.
He urged all and sundry to take delight in the Growing Trees and Greening Cities initiative by the state since it will go a long way in saving the environment.