Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly Observes 2024 Green Ghana Day

The Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly observed the annual ‘Green Ghana Day’, an event focused on environmental sustainability and tree planting to boost the country’s green cover and also aimed at restoring Ghana’s depleted forest cover and contributing to the global fight against climate change.

The Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Mr. Emmanuel Basie, in his opening remarks took the opportunity to state the Assembly’s ongoing ‘Green Ghana’ projects and outlined the key achievements of the initiative, including the planting of over 5,000 trees in the past year and the establishment of community gardens in various neighborhoods.

Mr. Baisie said the project is not just about planting trees but rather fostering a sense of environmental stewardship, empowering the citizens to take an active role in shaping the future of our community.

“We are proud of the progress we have made, and we are committed to expanding this initiative in the years to come", he added.

He stated that the annual event serves as a powerful reminder of the collective responsibility we all share in preserving the environment and creating a better world for generations to come.

The Municipal NADMO Director, Mr. Daniel Odeiappiah, emphasised the importance of environmental protection and the role of community involvement in combating climate change. He highlighted NADMO's commitment to supporting local initiatives that promote tree planting and green spaces.

"Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and we all have a responsibility to take action," he said.

Mr. Odeiappiah added that the Green Ghana observation is a testament to the dedication of the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly in preserving the natural resources and creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

The Ghana Youth Environmental Organization (GAYO) who were also in attendance, expressed their enthusiasm to collaborate with the Assembly on future tree-planting initiatives and other environmental projects.

"As young people, we understand the urgency of addressing environmental challenges and we are eager to work hand-in-hand with the Korle Klottey Assembly to amplify the impact of the Green Ghana Day and inspire even more community members to get involved in creating a greener and a more sustainable future”, a representative from GAYO said.

The celebration was a resounding success, with community members from all walks of life coming together to plant trees and seedlings to the beautification of the municipality.



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