Let’s Contribute To Make Obuasi East Green – Hon Patrick Boakye-Yiadom

The Member of Parliament for Obuasi East Constituency, Hon. Patrick Boakye Yiadom joined residents and students of Kwabenakwa Junior High School to mark the 4th edition of the Green Ghana Day by planting trees.
The Government of Ghana in 2021 instituted the Green Ghana Day under the supervision of the Ministry of Land and Natural Resource, as part of government afforestation project in combating the escalating climate crisis.
Addressing the gathering at Kwabenakwa Community Park in the Obuasi East District with the theme: “Growing for a Greener Tomorrow”, Hon. Patrick Boakye-Yiadom expressed his profound gratitude to the people for warmly embracing the government’s afforestation drive.
He said, it is the government target of planting ten million trees nationwide during this year’s Green Ghana Day. The target for Ashanti region is to plant one fourth of the national target and the Bekwai District of the Forestry commission is to plant two hundred and forty thousand seedlings with different species.

He bemoaned the recent statistics indicating record-breaking temperatures and ecological threats. He underlined the urgent need for comprehensive environmental conservation efforts. He therefore called for a consolidated effort to achieve the set objectives and appealed to individuals, institutions, corporate bodies and communities to participate in tree planting activities.
On the degraded state of the environment, he said various activities engaged by individuals has contributed to the current sate of the environment because wood is being used in roofing of buildings, furniture’s and most especially the activities of illegal miners.
” The government has put in much effort in fixing the problem, the best we can do as citizens is to support this government for a good cause”, Hon. Yiadom averred.
He cited the trees planted along the main road side of the district as a clear example of his personal initiative and encouraged everyone to help make Ghana green for a better health and a better living.
Appiah Kusi from the Bekwai Forestry Division echoed the reediness of the division to take care and protect the seedlings once planted to ensure that the country achieved it vision. He also said the major challenge when it comes to Green Ghana is that when the seedlings are planted outside the forest reserve due to community development they have to be cut down for such projects.
He again pleaded that planting the seedlings was not enough but one must nurture it till it matures.
He however admonished the people present that the seedlings are available for free so everyone should come to the district office for collection.