Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum as part of the government’s initiative to plant 5 million trees on Green Ghana Day Friday planted assorted trees at the Saint Mary’s Catholic Basic School at Korle Gonno, in Accra.
The Green Ghana project also dubbed “One student, One tree” according to the Minister for Lands, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor forms part of efforts to restore the forest cover of the country.
Dr Adutwum was accompanied by the Chief Director for the Education Ministry, Mr. Benjamin Gyasi, a technical team from my office, the Accra Metropolitan Director of Education, Mr. Stephen Bamfo, and other dignitaries.
The Minister for Education and Bosomtwe Member of Parliament in a short address advised the prospective students and all Ghanaians to own the trees and ensure they are protected to grow well for the good of the nation.
Asked what the benefits of trees are, the pupils said they serve as a source of shade, for beautification, production of oxygen, production of crops, and other benefits.
Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, the Deputy Minister for Education-designate similarly in line with President Akufo-Addo’s Green Ghana project Friday planted a tree at the Accra Academy Senior High School.