The Forestry Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and their stakeholders will celebrate the 8th Forestry
Week and Greening Ghana Day from 11th – 12th June 2019.
The theme for the celebration is “Forests and Education: Our Responsibility”.
A statement issued and signed by the Chief Executive of the Commission, Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, said the celebration is to commemorate the
International Day of Forests, which falls on March 21 each year.
It is a day set aside by the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and trees outside forests.
The UN, however, allows member states to adapt the celebration of the International Day of Forests as well as the date, to suit their particular
The statement said the Forestry Commission and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources chose the month of June for the celebration of the Day
because of favourable climatic conditions during that time of the year for tree planting.
Activities earmarked for the week long celebration are awareness creation and educational campaigns on forest protection and growth throughout the
There will also be Inter-schools debate competition among six second cycle schools in the Bono Region on 11th June, 2019 at the University of
Energy and Natural Resources Auditorium, Sunyani.
Competing schools all from the Bono Region are Sunyani; Notredame; Sacred Heart; Berekum; St. James and Twene Amanfo Senior High Schools.
A grand durbar and Greening Ghana Day will be marked on 12th June, 2019 at the Presby Basic School Park, Nsoatre, Bono Region.
There will be tree planting exercises throughout the country.
The statement urged the public to join in the celebration “as it is our collective responsibility to sustain our forests by creating awareness on the
immense roles trees play in our lives.”
List of Upcoming Events 2019
2. West Africa Mining And Security Conference (11th -12th June,2019)
3. 4TH Biennial Ghana Mining And Energy Summit (12TH -14TH JUNE, 2019)
4. Mid-Year Review (10th July, 2019)
5. Meet The Press Encounter (September 2019)