Green Ghana Committee Inspects Venue for Commemorative Tree Planting at UG

In preparation for the 2023 Green Ghana Day, the Green Ghana Committee embarked on a working visit to the University of Ghana, Legon, on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023. Led by Mr. John Allotey, Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, the Committee was received by the Registrar, Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah and a team from UG.  

The purpose of the visit was to inspect the proposed venue and planting locations where the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and other prominent officials will partake in this significant environmental initiative. The Green Ghana Committee, comprising key stakeholders in forestry and environmental conservation, expressed their enthusiasm and commitment to the project. 

Mr. John Allotey, Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, stated that the Green Ghana Initiative is one of the President’s efforts to ensure degraded lands are reafforested to mitigate climate change impact on the country. It also forms part of the country’s celebration of the 2023 World Environmental Day. 

The Registrar, Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah, welcomed members of the Committee to the University. She noted that the University was grateful to the President for initiating the Green Ghana Day and for choosing the UG campus for this year’s tree planting event. She emphasised the University of Ghana’s commitment to fostering sustainability and creating awareness about the importance of environmental conservation.  

The 2023 Green Ghana Day is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 9th, 2023. This nationwide initiative aims to plant 10 million tree seedlings throughout the country, symbolising a united effort to combat deforestation and promote a greener, cleaner Ghana.  

The event holds particular significance as the vision of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who himself is an alumnus of the University aligns with the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability and the preservation of our natural resources.