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Green Ghana: 30 million seedlings survived out of 41 million planted since 2021 – Abu Jinapor.

Based on the survival rate of seedlings planted from 2021 to date during the Green Ghana Day, 30 million trees survived out of over 41 million seedlings planted, the Lands and Natural Resources Minister has said.

Speaking at a news briefing in Accra, on Tuesday, ahead of the Green Ghana Day on Friday, Mr. Samuel Abu Jinapor, said in the maiden edition of 2021, seven million seedlings were planted with a 67 percent survival rate.

In 2022, he said 24 million seedlings were planted with a 72 percent survival rate, and in 2023, 10.7 million were planted with an 81 percent survival rate.

Mr. Jinapor said since 2021 to date, the Government has disbursed GH₵8 million for purchasing seedlings.

However, he said, both private and public sector institutions like faith-based organisations and the Ghana Armed Forces had also supported with donation of seedlings and logistics to make the exercises successful.

The Government has targeted to plant 10 million seedlings nationwide, this year, with the commemorative tree planting ceremony scheduled to take place at Burma Camp in Accra on Friday, June 7.

President Akufo-Addo will lead the commemorative tree-planting exercise with other important dignitaries including Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumani Kingsford Bagbin, and Chief Justice Mrs. Gertrude Torkono.

This year’s Green Ghana Day is on the theme: “Growing for a Greener Tomorrow” with six million trees expected to be planted in degraded forest reserves while four million would go to farms, parks, recreational grounds, along medians of roads and communities.

The Minister said plants such as ornamentals, fruits, and multi-purpose trees like Avocado, Royal Palm, Coconut, Mango, Milletia, Tree of Life, lemon, Acacia, and Mansonia would be planted across the country.

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