On 24th May 2024, the Honourable Minister of Lands and Natural resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor paid a working visit to the Hon. Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum to deliberate on the Green Ghana project.
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources on Friday, 28th May 2021 finally launched the ‘One Student, One Tree’ initiative in Accra which is in consonance with the Green Ghana project. The Green Ghana project is aimed at making one student plant one tree on 11th June 2021, Green Ghana day. Students have to nurture the tree to maturity before graduating from school.
Hon Samuel Abu Jinapor believes that tree planting should be inculcated in the youth, as this will save our environment and produce the needed impact on climate change.
Green Ghana is an initiative for all Ghanaians and the Honourable Minister urges everyone to partake in planting 5 million trees in a day. It is part of the government’s intervention to awaken national consciousness considering the degree of degradation that illegal miners have caused.
Seedlings would be made available at designated centres and district offices of the Forestry Commission for planting.
It will be recalled that On April 2021, the Minister of Lands and natural resources inaugurated a 60-member national planning committee held in Accra to oversee the implementation of the Green Ghana project.
The exercise would commence with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, and the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin Yeboah, planting trees.