Green Ghana Day :Nayiri Ready & Committed To Ensure Green Ghana Is Fully Implemented

The Overlord of the Mamprusi Traditional Area of the North East Region, Na Bɔhagu Mahami Sheriga, says he is ready and all committed to ensure that government’s flagship afforestation program, Green Ghana Project which is slated for June 10, 2022, is fully implemented in the North East Region.

The Nayiri made this known during his address to the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. George Mireku Duker who led a team from the Ministry to call on him and rally support for the Green Ghana Day.

He complained about the delay of the rains which he blamed on the depletion of the forest cover saying that ” so this initiative is a personal need for us here in the North East Region as our very rains depends on it”

The Overlord stressed that his plea was for the Ministry to ensure the seedlings promised will be made available on the scheduled date for planting.

He extended warm regards to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President of the Republic, H.E Mahamudu Bawumia and the Sector Minister, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor.

Hon. Duker on his part, appreciated the Na Yi Ri for his warm reception and extended the regards from the Sector Minister while disclosing his mission for the visit. “My mission is to inform you that on June 10, we will be planting trees to save our vegetative cover from depletion and It will not be appropriate for the Nayiri to see or hear people planting in and around his kingdom without his knowledge so we deemed it important to come and personally notify you”

He also informed the King that the government has target to plant 20 million adding that such an ambitious target cannot be achieved without his blessings and support.

“You are a King we do respect and adore that’s why the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has sent me here to notify you before we begin this important exercise and seek for your blessings”

He hoped that the Nayiri will lead his people to plant just as he did to support the initiative last year and through this same support the Deputy Minister  announced “out of the 7million trees planted, not less than 80% are doing very well”

He gave the King his word to ensure that the Forestry Commission in the region provides all the 800,000 seedlings purported to be planted in the region.

The North East Regional Minister, Hon. Yidana Zakariah who accompanied the Deputy Minister on his visit to the Palace submited to the Ministry the idea of collaborating with a White woman in the region who has over a period of time made what he described as a replica of Aburi Gardens in the North.

He requested that the white lady be made one of the ambassadors for the Green Ghana Day in the North East Region to champion the course of planting the 800,000 seedling target for the Region.

He also entreated that the Ministry engage this white woman to help in procuring some of the seedlings as he said this woman is ready to made the seedlings available to the Ministry for 1cedi per seedling.

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