Former Ambassador of Ghana to China and Founder of Media Conglomerate, Global Media Alliance, H.E Edward Boateng, has planted a seedling in commemoration of the Green Ghana Day.
The Former Ambassador planted his seedling at his father's house in Asokore in memory of him.
The Green Ghana initiative aims at planting over 5 million economic trees as part of measures to keep Ghana's forest cover in good condition.
After planting his seedling, Ambassador Boateng spoke about his passion for forests, trees and animals. "That is one of the things I remember. Growing up, at a point in our house we use to have all manner of animals because I loved them," he passionately reminisced about the past.
Ambassador Boateng also indicated, "I decided to come and plant my tree in my father's hometown. My father was arguably one of the first foresters in Ghana. He uses to work for an institution called Forest Product Research Institute when he came back from the United Kingdom in the 60s."
He commended the President of the Republic and the Honourable Minister of Lands and Natural Resources for such an initiative while expressing his worry about the state of Ghana's environment & forest cover.
He indicated, "All over the world you see that most cities are green, unfortunately, we don't have that here. And also with the issue of climate change, that we're currently experiencing, it is becoming more difficult.”
Ambassador Boateng was however optimistic that by 2030 Ghana will be that haven everyone craves as the Green Ghana initiative is one of the measures that make a country happy to live in. He opined, "I think by 2030, Ghana will become greener and our cities will be more welcoming."
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