President Akufo-Addo on Friday planted a moringa seed at the seat of Government-Jubilee House in Accra to mark the Green Ghana Day.
The Green Ghana Day is a national program aimed to restore the vegetative cover of the country by planting five million trees nationwide.
“There is an urgent need to reverse the trend and restore our forest resources as much as possible back to their original state. We do not have tomorrow or the day after tomorrow to do this. We have to act now,” President Akufo-Addo said.
He reiterated that Geen Ghana Day will be marked annually.
“Today’s nationwide exercise will not be a one-off event. We intend to enhance ongoing afforestation programmes and see to the sustainable exploitation of our forest resources.
In attendance were dignitaries of State.
“Indeed, we’re doing so through several policy interventions. The attempt to regulate and sanitise the small-scale mining industry is one such to help keep our forest cover and reserves intact,” he said.
Moringa is nicknamed the tree of life. President Akufo-Addo’s plant of a seed of that plant, therefore, was a symbolic gesture of Ghana’s leader towards breathing life back into the environment.