The Forestry Commission Division in the Bole District of Savannah Region is distributing over 400,000 seedlings as part of Green Ghana.
This was disclosed to Bole based Nkilgi fm by the Bole District Manager of the Forestry Division Mr Sumaila Rafiu on 9th June, 2023.
Mr Sumaila said, the Green Ghana Day (GGD) is an initiative of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources supported by the Forestry Commission to Green Ghana’s fast depleting forest and landscapes.
According to him interested individuals, groups and stakeholders have been trooping in for seedlings under various categories and that the seedlings consist of Cassia, Mahogany, Teek, and Mango, which are being distribute to the interested parties.
He said he was glad that the traditional leaders, state institutions and the general public participated fully in the exercise on the Green Ghana Day.
The Bole District Manager of the Forestry Division encouraged each and everyone who received the previous and current seedlings to do well and nurture them.
He added that;
“It is very important to nurture them and by the end of the day the effort of the government and stakeholders will not go in vain, as we are
planting, we expect to green the entire Bole district and the Savannah Region as a whole and so, i entreat everybody to take part”.
According to him, this year, the forestry department is expecting to distribute and plant over 400,000 seedlings for both forest reserves and the off reserve areas.
The Chief of Mankuma, Mankumawura Iddrisu Dramani who represented the Paramount Chief of the Bole Traditional Area Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge feso (I) said, planting of trees is very important because “When the last tree dies, the last man dies”.
Mankumawura added; “we are so happy for this great day God has given to the people of Ghana and i urge all within the Bole District and the entire country to do well and plant more trees to safeguard the Nation’s future”.