Dorothy Frances Ward, GNA
Atwima (Ash), Nov.
19, GNA – Atwima, a community in Atwima-Kwanwoma District, has launched a joint
project with the Bavarian city of Murnau am Staffelsee, Germany, to restore the
area’s natural vegetation to mitigate the effects of climate change.
massive tree planting between now and December 2020.
The Mayor of Murnau,
Mr. Rolf Beuting, led a delegation to the formal launch of the project, which
has been dubbed: “Atwima and Murnau go green: One citizen five trees”.
Nana Antwi Agyei
Brempong II, the Atwimahene, called for all to unite their efforts to safeguard
the environment, saying, this was in the interest of everybody.
He pledged to lead
his people to plant and nurture at least five trees, (each person), within the
next 12 months.
They would also be
collecting plastic waste for recycling at the Free Falls Company Limited at
Denkyemuoso to save the environment.
Atwima and Murnau
are into sister-city arrangement, cooperating in the areas of education,
tourism and economic development.
Nana Brempong said
through the partnership there was going to be entrepreneurial skills training
and the setting up of small-scale industries to give jobs to the people.
manufacturer, Barnara Kronner, has announced plans to establish a chocolate
factory in the area.
Mr. Beuting said
they were in for mutually beneficial relationship and pledged to sustain the
He also promised to
provide a newly built Fire Post in the area with vital equipment and logistics
it required to operate more efficiently.
Mr. Okyere Tawiah,
the District Chief Executive (DCE), earlier receiving the German delegation, to
his office, invited them to help establish a ginger factory in the district.
Many of the people
there are into ginger farming and he said, that was the way forward to add
value the plant, which is used as spice.
later, paid a courtesy call on Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, at his