The Executive Director of the Forest Services Division (FSD), Mr. Hugh Brown, tasked members of the FSD Management Team, to visit all the 16 Regions and its Districts to ascertain the level of preparedness towards the Green Ghana Day 2024.
Mr. Kwame Agyei, Regional Manager, Plantations Department, and Mr. Daniel Adu, Head, Public Relations, FSD, visited the Western and Western North Regions to monitor their activities, analyse progress made in their planting undertakings, and find out challenges the Region and Districts are facing ahead of the Green Ghana Day.
The duo visited key sites selected for planting on and off reserves at the Bibiani Forest District, Sefwi Wiawso, Juaboso, Enchi, Asankragwa, Tarkwa, and Takoradi District Offices.
Mr. Kwame Agyei was briefed on sites selected for planting, the status of site preparation, pegging, ceremonial planting sites, species selected to be planted, and expected contribution of private plantation developers.
It was observed that site preparation and pegging was ongoing and would be ready before the day of planting. The District has formally notified all private plantation developers within their jurisdiction, of their required participation in the Green Ghana Day.
Mr. Adu was also focused on the publicity and awareness creation aspect of the Day, especially on community and media engagements, engagement with MMDAs, traditional authorities, schools, faith -based organizations, and NGOs. According to him, most schools and institutions within the Districts have already been engaged.
The district offices have already started media engagements whiles others were planning to start.
According to Mr. Adu, the Regional and District Offices are well-organised and committed to ensuring the successful implementation of the 2024 edition of Green Ghana Day.
The Western Region has a target of raising, distributing and planting 200,000 seedlings whiles Western North has a target of 1.1 million seedlings.