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Forestry Commission celebrates 8th Forestry Week, Greening Ghana in Bono Region

The 8th Ghana Forestry Week Celebration

The Forestry Commission, in partnership with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and their stakeholders, is celebrating the 8th Forestry Week and Greening Ghana day, in the Bono Region, Ghanaian times confirms.

This year’s theme is “Forests and Education: Our Responsibility”. The celebration begins today through Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

It is being done to commemorate the International Day of Forests which falls on 21st March, every year. The United Nations (UN) utilizes this day to create awareness on the significance of the various types of forests and trees that transcend forests. [irp]

A press statement signed and issued by Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Forestry Commission – however, indicated that the United Nations, grants its member states full autonomy to mark the Day in their own befitting time.

The statement again, stipulated that the Forestry Commission and the Sector Ministry adopted June for the celebration of the Day because of its favorable condition for tree planting.

Additionally, awareness creation and educational campaigns on forest protection/preservation, growth and tree planting exercise throughout the country; were the activities scheduled for the Forestry Week celebration, according to the press statement. [irp]

The activities also include inter-schools debate competition among six-second cycle schools in Bono Region – which is taking place today at the University of Energy and Natural Resources Auditorium, Sunyani, Ghanaian times discloses.

The competing schools are Sunyani Notredame, Sacred Heart in Berekum, St. James and Twene Amonfo Senior High Schools.

The Day would be climaxed by a grand durbar and Greening Ghana Day, tomorrow at the Presbyterian Basic School Park at Nsoatre, the statement indicated. [irp posts=”4582″ name=”Ghana Pharma Summit and Exhibition Awards Scheduled On June 21, 2019.”]

Source: | Theophilus Quaicoe

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