The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Forestry Commission are leading the campaign to plant 10 million plants across the country.
On Friday, June 9, 2023, the third edition of the Green Ghana Day began.
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is encouraging Ghanaians and residents in the country to come out in their numbers and support the national tree planting exercise.
The Green Ghana Day was first launched by Government in 2021, under the auspices of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, as part of an aggressive afforestation and reforestation agenda, to restore the lost forest cover of the country.
The maiden edition targeted to plant five million trees, but over seven million trees were planted. Last year, over twenty-six million trees were planted, exceeding the target of twenty million.
A total of 10 million seedlings are expected to be planted across the country today, whilst nurturing the over 30 million which were planted in 2021 and 2022.
Seedlings are available for free at the offices of the Forestry Commission.
The official launch of the Green Ghana Day was performed by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, on Thursday, 18th May 2023.