FANTEAKWA: Assembly intensifies tree planting programme
The effects of climate change have become a major concern to every government across the country, organizations and agencies leading to the formation of programmes and policies to help curtail the situation.
Aside government programmes of planting trees to reclaim lost forests in the country, some assemblies and non governmental organizations are also deeply involved in the aforestation process in the country.
In the Fanteakwa District, the assembly in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Vodafone Ghana and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently undertaking tree planting project particularly along the Osubin River banks to safeguard it from drying up.
Chief executive of the district, Abass Fuseini Sbaabe said about two thousand five hundred (2,500) tree seedlings would be planted before the end of the year.
According to him, the Begoro Hospital which is one of the main targets under the project have been cultivated with green grasses, ornamental plants and other trees to serve as wind breaks for protection and beautification of the facility.
A medical doctor who conducted the Eastern Regional Minister and his entourage round the hospital said plants are very important not only for protection but more importantly for the purification of air in the facility.
He therefore commended the assembly and the other collaborators for the effort.