The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Nzema East Municipality, Madam Dorcas Elizabeth Amoah has urged the people of the Municipality to embrace the Green Ghana project and offer the needed support to grow the trees to address climate change issues.
The MCE, as part of the Green Ghana Project, led the Assembly to plant some of the trees at the Nsein Cemetery Road and the Nsein Senior High School (SHS) to encourage the people of the Municipality to also get involved in the exercise.
Madam Amoah told IGOGHANA during the exercise that it was very important and crucial for the country to embark on such an exercise which aims at addressing issues relating to climate change, and the depletion of forest reserves.
She was of the view that the exercise will also create a conducive and greener environment for the country.
She thanked President Akufo-Addo for initiating the project and making it a national policy to build a better environment for the people to expand their lifespan.
She, therefore, emphasized that man’s dependence on natural resources was remarkable, adding that it was something the populace and humanity cannot look down upon.
“Trees help us in many diverse ways and it does not only provide us with the air we breathe but also their aesthetic nature. When the last tree dies, the last man dies”, she reiterated.
Mr Ernest Anthony Amoah, Municipal Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) on his part said, the Assembly has made provision for wood boxes which will be used to shield the trees to prevent stray animals from destroying them.
He added that the importance of the trees has the potential of enhancing the quality of air that a person breathes in a particular environment.