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GHC 125M Required For Tree Planting Exercise: Fund Raising Committee Drops A Statement

An alleged fund raising budget estimate for the Green Ghana Project has found its way to the public domain. The fund raising statement which was signed by the Chairman of the Fundraising Committee, Ehunabobrim Nana Prah Agyenseim VI indicates that an amount of one hundred and twenty-five million Ghana cedis will be required for the country to plant the five million trees.

The statement is copied to the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Parts of the statement received by the Speaker of Parliament on May 11, 2021, indicate that the Green Ghana Project forms part of the President’s desire to ensure a balanced ecology is maintained for the needed development. It adds that the call is for Ghanaians and friends of the country to plant five million trees on June 11, 2021. It says, due to the nature of the exercise, an amount of one hundred and twenty-five million Ghana cedis will be needed.

“The purpose of this exercise is to encourage Ghanaians and friends of Ghana to plant trees to preserve and protect the country’s forest and vegetation cover for balanced ecology. This presidential initiative, under the auspices of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, will require an amount of one hundred and twenty-five million Ghana cedis GHC 125, 000, 000, 00”. The statement indicated.

Below is the budget

The exercise has already commenced with most Ghanaians planting trees in designated locations. District Assemblies and Regional Coordinating Councils across the country have participated in the exercise. Some prominent Ghanaians and corporate organizations have also joined the exercise. The exercise has been regarded as a huge investment in the country’s forestry sector which has over the years been depleted due to illegal activities. The Minister for Land and Natural Resources, Mr. Samuel Abu Jinapor has promised to ensure the country regains its natural ecology.

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