Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD) have taken part in the government’s Green Ghana project at Damongo in the Savannah region to plant trees across the region to preserve the environment.
The persons living with various forms of disabilities including the visually impaired, the amputated joined the Savannah regional minister, local state actors and traditional authorities to plant trees that will replenish the degrading environment.
The regional team made up of the regional minister, regional director of the Green Ghana Project, regional forestry commissioner, regional security council among others first sought the blessings of the President of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs and overlord of the Gonja Traditional Council Yagbonwura Tuntunba Boresa I commencing the project.
The Yagbonwura Tutunba Boresa 1 gave them his assurance of the initiative where they planted five trees at the forecourt of his palace each tree symbolizing a million tree earmarked for the project by the government.
The team then proceeded to the new Savannah Regional Coordinating Council building where the regional minister, council of state member,regional military commander, regional forestry commissioner among others took turns to plant the trees.
Speaking to the media, the Savannah regional minister disclosed that the region will undertake the exercise through out the Savannah ecological zone excluding the East Gonja Municipal and North East District which lay between the Yendi Zone.
Hon Saeed Muhazu Jibril was hopeful that the region may exceed its target of planting two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000).
However, assured he will work with other agencies within the region to sustain the project across the region to ripe its full benefit.
On his part, the regional Forestry Commissioner Mr Isaac Sintim Yabbey expressed optimism about the commission’s number of logistics but urged the inhabitants to use the opportunity to make Ghana green once again.
The president of the Association of Persons Living With Disabilities in the region also lauded the government for the project and said the group will support to sustain the project.
In all two hundred and fifty thousand 250,000 trees will be planted across the Savannah region to reforest the area after the activities of commercial charcoal burning and rosewood felling.
Source: tamaleonline.net | Hafiz Iddrisu