Otumfuo Foundation lead the charge to plant 10,000 trees to mark Green Ghana Day
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation led the charge to plant 10,000 trees with chiefs and students in three communities in Kumasi Metropolis to mark the 2023 Green Ghana Day observed nationwide on Friday, 9th of June,2023.
His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is keen on the planting of trees to protect our environment and has been part of this special project over the years by planting trees himself every year.During the launch of this year’s Green Ghana Day in May at KNUST, the King appealed to chiefs to lead the charge by getting involved in the Green Ghana Project to plant trees within their communities.
The Chiefs of Domeabra, Nana Kusi Oboadum I, Chief of Oduom, Nana Osei Amankwa II, and the Chief of Asem, Nana Ampofo Baffour II, with Teachers and students of schools in their communities as well as the community members joined the staff of the Foundation to plant different species of fruits trees and ornamental trees in their communities and schools.
The Executive Director of Otumfuo Foundation, Nana Afua Kobi Prempeh thanked the Chiefs for responding to the charge by his Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. She reiterated the need for all to develop a habit of tree planting by referring to the theme for this year’s Green Ghana Day – “Our Forests, Our Health” which reminds us all of the adage, “when the last tree dies, the last man dies”.
The Executive Director advised that, individually, we protect the environment and make our surroundings eco-friendly and serene and pleads with our Basic schools to teach and inculcate in the young ones the value of planting and nurturing trees with its associated benefits. This, if done, will help the country to sustain the Green Ghana Project and exceed the target of planting 10,000,000 trees that the government has charged this year.