Bono Region exceeds target for Green Ghana Project

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Mr. Mwinayelle
Mr. Mwinayelle

The Bono Region has achieved about 89 per cent survival rate of tree seedlings planted in 2021 under the government’s Green Ghana Project.

Mr. Mwinayelle
Mr. Mwinayelle

Mr Stephen Mwinayelle, the Deputy Bono Regional Manager of the Forestry Services Division (FSD) said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani.

He stated the region exceeded its target of 250,000 seedlings by planting 604,868 species of tree seedlings, stressing, the above-mentioned number survived and were growing well.

Mr Mwinayelle commended institutions, groups, individuals, and religious bodies that participated in the exercise last year and expressed the hope they would continue to nurture the trees for the benefit of the nation.

He said the region was expected to plant 1.2 million species of tree seedlings under the 2022 Green Ghana Project already launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, saying the regional office of FSD would raise 30 per cent of the seedlings to complement that of the central government.

Regarding distribution, Mr Mwinayelle said the Sunyani and Dormaa Forest Districts would receive 600,000 and 400,000 seedlings respectively while the Regional Office would also distribute 200,000 seedlings.

He said two compartments of 256 hectares of degraded portions of the Sunyani Forest District would be planted with 332,800 tree seedlings out of the 600,000 seedlings while the remaining ones would be supplied to individuals and organizations for mass plantation.

Mr Mwinayelle added another 256 hectares of degraded lands in the Dormaa Forest District   had had been demarcated for the planting of 332,800 out the allocated 400,000 seedlings.

He said the remaining 67,200 seedlings would be distributed to organisations, associations, schools and the public to plant on their private lands

By Christopher Tetteh, GNA

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