The Green Republic Project has planted 500 Cassia trees in Tamale as part of its effort to help green Ghana and also combat climate change and global warming. Speaking at the event, The Convener of the Green Republic Project, Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa charged residents to take good care of the trees planted by supporting the National Coordinator Latif Alhassan Abdulai during his regular visit to the site.
If we all help to nurture these trees we will in a few years time witness the most green roundabout in our country. We can call it the Forest Circle or roundabout that would be one of a kind in the sub-region.
We can only win the fight against climate change by planting more and more trees to absorb carbons from the atmosphere, not just that but to produce more oxygen and also save us all from public health hazards. "Trees remain humanity's best ally in the climate fight. We either plant more trees to win the war or perish together as fools" he stressed.
“Ghana is said to have recorded a 60% rise in forest loss between 2017 and 2018, according to the Global Forest Watch. This should tell us climate crisis is standing in the way of a healthy tomorrow. As leaders of the future, it is important that critical proactive steps are taken today to secure a healthy future environment and climate. These National Political Party youth leaders collectively have millions of followers behind them, and as prospective leaders at the national level, they have a role to play in protecting our forest cover,” the Convener of The Green Republic Project, Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa explained.
The National Coordinator said he was so motivated to even do more by a tour of sites they planted last year and was blown away by the success rate of the Trees, a success rate of 85%.