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Posted: 20 Jun 2018

 

7TH FORESTRY WEEK & GREENING GHANA DAY CELEBRATION 2018

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Forestry Commission and other stakeholders observed the International Day of Forests on March 21. It is a day set aside by the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness on the importance of all types of forests and trees outside forests. The UN however, allows member states to adapt the date of the celebration of the International Day of Forests, as well as the theme, to suit their peculiar circumstances. The global theme for the International Day of Forests 2018 is “Forests and Sustainable Cities”. Ghana therefore, carved a theme out of the global one, which is “Maintaining the Balance Between Urbanisation and Forest Conservation” Ghana chooses the month of June every year for the celebration of the Day to coincide with the major rainy and planting season. This year’s celebration, the seventh since its inception, will be observed on June 26, 2018, at the Sakora Wonoo Roman Catholic School Park, in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region, at 10.00am. The choice of the theme for the celebration is to provide the opportunityto educate the general public on the tremendous potential of forests towards the sustainability of our cities. This is imperative to engender an appreciation for the need to strike a balance between increased physical urbanisation and environmental sustainability in general.

Forestry Commission will collaborate with Metropolitan, Municipal, District Assemblies, Estate Developers, all other relevant stakeholders and the public to plant more trees in our cities in realisation of His Excellency the President of Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo’s agenda of achieving greener cities, a reality.
The general public is kindly invited to join in the celebration of this important event as it is our collective responsibility to sustain our forests whilst we continue to develop our cities for the present and future generations.

 

Issued by the Chief Executive

Forestry Commission

Accra

June 18, 2018

For further information, contact:

The Corporate Affairs & Media Relations Unit

Forestry Commission

Tel: 0302-401210/401216

Email: info.hq@fcghana.org

Website: www.fcghana.org

 

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