Hundred tree seedlings have been planted to commemorate this year’s edition of the World Environment Day .
Involved in the exercise on Friday 7th June were Australian High Commissioner H.E Andrews Barnes, students of the Ayalolo cluster of Cluster of schools, Association of spouses of Heads of missions in Accra ASOHOM and Greenway foundation.
This projected was established on behalf of the Association of spouses of Heads of missions in Accra ASOHOM and sponsored by Australian high commission .The program themed “The Good Seed” was organised by GreenWay international foundation.
The goal of the project is precisely to enlighten and constructively engage the young people of Ghana in caring for our habitable planet and appreciating the social importance of trees in our sustainable ecosystem.
Seven schools participated with 20 pupils representing each school in the tree planting exercise to commemorate world environment day .
The tree planting exercise was led by the H.E Andrews Barnes the Australian high commissioner together with his lovely family and pupils of Ayalolo cluster of schools as well as other dignitaries.
Australian High commission H.E Andrews Barnes in an interview with the media said, his embassy is looking forward to extend the tree planting exercise together with Greenway international Foundation to other schools in the country. Ghanaians should be funding projects like this he added
Addressing the media after the exercise, Michael olusanya chairperson of the occasion and country manager of Greenway International foundation said, the tree planting exercise is part of their vision to plant 1million fruits trees in Ghana by the end of 2030.
According to him they are planting 100 trees and they are all fruit trees because when trees are planted and the tree has no fruits people don’t value it and don’t grow it and for them at Greenway they understand that trees planted should have benefits to the pupils and that prompted them to plant only fruit trees.
In addition, he said fruits trees are needed in schools and because the school showed interest in the tree planting exercise he is rest assured that it will be sustainable and properly maintained by the schools.
source: Christopher A. Ranson/ Modernafricaonline.com