Posted: Tuesday 12th August 2014 at 18:34 pm

Environmentalist Asserts KMA Tree Planting Initiative Will Address Climate Change


The tree planting effort being spearheaded by city authorities in Kumasi is a right step to protecting the environment and addressing climate change concerns.

That’s an observation by an environmentalist and agriculturist who is also a member of the Ashanti Regional Forestry Management Team.

Nana Gyasi Amoako says the high level of atmospheric pollution caused by industrialization poses a danger to human existence.

He revealed this during a mass tree-planting exercise today the Urban Forestry Project by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly is timely.

Government officials and other stakeholders took part in the planting exercise which begun from the KMA premises and extended to other parts of the city.

Kumasi Mayor, Kojo Bonsu says an environmental monitoring team is in place to ensure the initiative is sustained over three years.

School children and some corporate organizations have already planted over six thousand trees in the city under the project dubbed ‘me and my tree’.

Workers of Access Bank was one of the Banks that joined the KMA to green the metropolis.

Officials of the bank say their involvement is part of the bank’s employees volunteering programme.

Zonal head for the northern sector, Joseph Robertson Afful explains their action depicts their pledge to better the community.

Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong,who led the activity, advised residents to help nurture and maintain the trees.

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