The Chief Executive of Forestry Commission, Mr. John Allotey has applauded staff at the Greater Accra Seedlings Nursery for raising over 950,000 seedlings ahead of the Green Ghana Day (GGD) slated for June 10, 2022.

This came to light when Mr. Allotey led a team to inspect the progress of seedlings being prepared at the Nursery. He also visited the Ghana Seismological Observatory Center to see for himself the growth of seedlings planted last year during the GGD, and land preparation towards this year’s planting exercise.

The Chief Executive in his interaction with staff and Youth In Afforestation (YIA) beneficiaries at the Nursery expressed his satisfaction with the work done so far, and encouraged them to incorporate the raising of fruit seedlings. To him, majority of people living in Accra opted for fruit seedlings during last year’s GGD, so it is only proper to raise at least 10% fruit seedlings to satisfy that demand.

Some of the species of seedlings raised at the Greater Accra Nursery are montalis, cassia, millettia, veitchia palm, casa spectabilis, tree of life, albizia, akye, flamboyant, Bauhinia and Leucaena .
The Chief Executive also visited the Greater Accra Regional Office to meet staff, interact with them on their preparedness towards GGD 2022, and to encourage them to do more.
Mr. Allotey was accompanied by the Operations Director in charge of plantations, Mr. Hugh Brown; the Corporate Affairs and Media Relations Manager, Mrs. Joyce Ofori Kwafo; and other staff