MAYOR OF Kumasi, Hon Samuel Pyne has appealed to residents of the Kumasi Metropolis to endeavour to participate fully in Friday’s Green Ghana Day.
This Day, he noted, was specially chosen by the government to imbibe the spirit of tree planting in the citizenry.
The KMA, he said, was committed to lead the exercise and provide tree species for residents to plant in places and communities in the metropolis.
“It is vital for the people to plant more trees to help keep the environment safe for all and sundry and future generations”, the Mayor stressed.
The KMA will officially plant trees at the Islamic Senior High School at Abrepo in the Bantama Sub-metro.
The Mayor urged residents especially those living around the area to show up and take seedlings to plant in their areas of abode.
“As we observe the day, the KMA wishes to also encourage all residents to take part in the upcoming ‘Green Ghana Day’ by planting a tree and also contribute in their small way to keep the environment safer for all”, the Mayor noted.
The KMA, the Mayor stated would mark the 48th World Environmental Day, which was under the theme “Solutions to Plastic Pollution”.
Hon Pyne said the celebration of the Green Ghana Day provides the opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals and communities in preserving and enhancing our environment.
“As we mark this day, let us be mindful that the protection and health of the environment is a major issue which affects the well-being of people and economic development throughout the world,” the Mayor stated.
The KMA, he said was commited in playing key and crucial roles to help keep the environment clean and green.
For instance, he said the KMA has introduced several policies, including ‘Keep the City Clean and Green’, which has seen the planting of different species of trees, adding that litter bins were also placed at vantage parts of the city to keep the city green and clean.
The KMA is currently promoting a Holistic Reinforcement for Sustainable Development (HORESD) project to tackle the menace of improper waste management in the city.
The project calls for the support of Kumasi residents in keeping the city clean by practicing the 3Rs of waste management, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and also by disposing off their waste at only approved designated sites within the metropolis.
Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie,