AMA calls for support to green Accra

By
Samuel Dodoo, GNA

Accra, Sept. 27, GNA –
Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has
called on corporate institutions to join in the awareness creation campaign for
the Green Accra Project.

He said planting of
green grass and flowering of available land spaces made cities attractive and
urged corporate bodies to accept the challenge to continue with the greening of
their environment.

Mr Sowah made the call
in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at the launch of the Sustainable
Greening and Beautification of Accra Project, which the Accra Metropolitan
Assembly (AMA) is undertaking in partnership with the Department of Parks and
Gardens.

He said the world was
saddle with challenges of climate change, which was affecting water bodies and
air quality, hence the need to adopt the greening approach to enhance the lives
of the people for sustainable development.

Mr Sowah said
immediate action would be taken to bring stakeholders together to assist the
AMA to improve on all available land spaces, which had been taken over by
squatters in Accra, to enhance the city’s resilience to climate change.

“Organisations such as
the Ghana Commercial Bank, Ecobank, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, and other businesses who have owned spaces in Accra are leading to
ensure that the Green-Accra Project becomes a reality,” he said.

“I am moving
towards the direction of making Accra clean and to introduce smartness and sustainable
technologies to ensure that open spaces in the Metropolis impact positively on
the people.”

Mr Immanuel
Nartey-Tokoli, the Managing Director of Jekora Ventures, a Waste Management
Company, told the GNA that greening needs planting of grass, trees, and flowers
to produce oxygen for humans and make the soil fertile devoid of fungal
diseases.

“This is the
support we want to give to the AMA towards the realisation of a more just,
equitable and sustainable greening project in Accra,” he said.

GNA

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