In line with the vision of the Forestry Commission (FC) to leave future generations and their communities with richer, better, more valuable forests and wildlife endowments than we inherited, the Corporate Affairs and Media Relations Unit (CAMRU), has undertaken a sensitisation and education exercise with some selected schools in Burma Camp, to imbibe in the pupils the significance of tree planting to their existence.
The pupils were selected from Kotoka Primary & JHS, Burma Camp Primary & JHS and Garrison Primary & JHS.
The Public Relations Officer of the Forest Services Division (FSD), Luisatu Fuseini said the Unit believes in the involvement of children in mitigating climate change. For this reason, there is the need to educate and inculcate in them the need to plant trees, enlighten them on the Green Ghana Project and educate them on the work Forestry Commission does, to build their interest in the forestry sector.
Ms. Afia Antwiwaa Akomeah, Public Relations Officer, gave a presentation on the overview of Forestry Commission, highlighting the activities, functions and responsibilities of the Commission. She also informed them about the effects of climate change and the need to plant and nurture trees.
The CAMRU Manager, Mrs. Joyce Ofori Kwafo, also took time to instruct the pupils about the Green Ghana Day since its inception in 2021. She briefed them about the seedlings and species planted so far and the role Forestry Commission plays in the exercise. She used the opportunity to encourage the pupils to plant and nurture trees.
Heward Mills of the Corporate Affairs and Media Relations Unit gave a demonstration on proper ways of planting seedlings. He also taught them how to monitor and nurture tree seedlings after planting.
Videos were displayed to further explain in detail all that were discussed.
Mrs. Kwafo on behalf of the Commission, presented seedlings, 20 watering cans, 35 raincoats and 35 sets of planting tools to be used to help plant and nurture seedlings presented to them.