Akyem Kukurantumi, Eastern Region – In a robust effort to combat climate change and foster environmental sustainability, the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly, in collaboration with the Ghana Forestry Commission, celebrated Green Ghana Day 2024 on June 7th at St. Paul’s Technical School (SPATS). The event, held under the theme “Growing for a Greener Tomorrow,” marks a significant step towards ecological restoration in the region.

Dignitaries gracing the occasion included the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Emil Tawiah Atsu, Baffour Owusu Frimpong, the Mmrantoɔ Hene of Akyem Kukurantumi representing Daasebre Boamah Darko II, Akyem Kukurantumihene, and Mr. Anthony Narh Nartey, the Municipality Agriculture Director. Other notable attendees were Mrs. Grace Adza-Awude, Municipal Education Director, Mrs. Beatrice Budu, Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) for Abuakwa North, along with various departmental heads and assembly members. Together, they initiated the tree-planting drive by planting the first batch of trees.

The Abuakwa North Municipal Chief Executive, Honorable Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga, announced the assembly’s ambitious plan to plant 20,000 trees. He emphasized that the initiative is not just about planting trees but also ensuring their growth and survival through continuous monitoring by the assembly and the Forestry Commission officials.

Addressing the attendees, Hon. Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga underscored the critical importance of environmental stewardship. “We must take proactive steps to shape and replenish our environment to mitigate the adverse effects of global climate change,” he stated. He also urged the community to actively participate in the tree-planting efforts, reiterating the adage, “When the last tree dies, the last man dies.”

This initiative is a part of a broader national strategy to promote ecological balance and sustainability, reflecting a collective commitment to a greener and healthier future for Ghana.

Photo Credit: Agyemang William Afari