By Samira Larbie, GNA
Accra, Aug. 21, GNA – Melcom Group of
Companies, as part of its 30 years anniversary in business, has planted trees
at designated areas to support the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)’s “Making
Ghana Green” initiative.
The initiative is aimed at beautifying open
spaces in the capital with trees, flowers and lawns to make the city green.
Mr Godwin Avenorgbo, the Director of
Communications of Melcom Group, said the company saw the need to support the
initiative as the colour green in the national flag symbolises the extent of
the greenery of the country.
The greenery vegetation is a gift from God,
it would help ensure a healthy environment, and the thriving of the agriculture
sector for high yields in food and cash crops, he said.
“But due to urbanisation, the vegetation has
been destroyed through human activities, hence the need to support the ongoing
initiative to make Accra green again,” Mr Avenorgbo said.
Mr Mahesh Melwanu, the Joint Managing
Director of Melcom Group, said the company is glad to associate itself with the
project to ensure its success.
Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Chief Executive
of the AMA, commended the Melcom Group for partnering the Assembly to achieve
success in the effort.
He said the world is saddled with the
effects of climate change and this was affecting water bodies and air quality,
hence the need to adopt the greening approach to enhance the lives of the
people and ensure sustainable development.
Mr Sowah said building resilience in Accra
and other rapidly urbanising cities required hard work and all must be on board
to ensure success.
“Quite a number of trees have been planted
since the project was launched, more especially in schools, but now the focus
is on the open spaces,” he said.
The Chief Executive said the Assembly would
continue in its efforts to ensure that the environment of Accra looked green
with trees, flowers and lawns and expressed gratitude to Melcom for supporting