Monday 15th August, 2016
By Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA
Lawra (UWR), Aug.
15, GNA – The Lawra District Assembly in the Upper West Region has incorporated
tree planting activities into all infrastructure development projects by the
The cost of
planting the trees will be added to the total contract sum and contractors are
expected to plant these trees at the end of the project execution and cater for
them for a period of two years.
Mr Paschal Baylon
Dere, the Lawra District Chief Executive (DCE), said this during a two-day
capacity building programme organized by the Assembly for its staff.
He said all trees
that would often be cut down at project sites to pave way for construction
works, would henceforth be counted and the cost added to the total cost of the
project for the contractor to plant at the end of the project.
The DCE said such
an initiative was to ensure the re-greening of the environment.
Mr Dere said he had
instructed the District Engineer to ensure that any contractor who failed to
comply with the tree planting component of the contract would not be paid the
project retention sum.