Views: 101 Gertrude Bazaana, Accra, May 11, 2019, Tue, 2:11 pm The Greenway International Foundation has organised a tree planting exercise at the Aya...
Gertrude Bazaana, Accra, May 11, 2019, Tue, 2:11 pm
The Greenway International Foundation has organised a tree planting exercise at the Ayalolo Cluster of schools in Accra.
The initiative drew together seven pupils from each of some selected 20 basic schools. This was to impute into the young Ghanaian environmental friendly attitude.
“This is to encourage students to take good care of the tree to grow,” according to the Country Director for the Greenway International Foundation, Michael Oluanya stated.
The fruit-trees planted included 20 mangos, 20 oranges, 10 guavas, 10 sour saps, 15 pears, (avocado) 12 tangerines and 13 lemons.
The Country Director said the exercise was, in part, to educate the youth to adopt environmental friendly activities that could go a long way to reduce plastic waste.
He said some 5600 trees had been planted in other schools already and the 100 at the Ayalolo cluster of schools were in an effort to achieve a one million target.
“People do not value trees that do not bear edible fruits” and that was the reason for which the Foundation was planting those trees.
On his part, the Australian High Commissioner, Andrew Barnes iterated the importance of trees to the environment.
”Trees provide shade, climate, and hold the soil together and that is why Greenway International is spending a lot of money on tree planting.”
He said the country had a lot of waste and therefore needed to provide dust bin for school children.