The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in charge of Forestry, Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio on Thursday, August 26 2021 joined students of the Okadjakurom Senior High Technical School in the Oti Region to abreast himself with progress on some 3000 trees planted in June as part of the Green Ghana Project.
The Deputy Minister, who is on a tour of the region with the Technical Director of Forestry, Mr. Abu Juarm, the Chief Planning Officer of Forestry, Mr. Joseph Osiakwah and the Administrator of Forestry Plantation Development Fund, Madam Alberta Essuman to inspect progress on the tree planting exercise visited the school to commend the students and staff for supporting the project.
Addressing the students after the exercise, Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio said that government through various agencies is keeping tabs on the seedlings to ensure that the grow to serve the purpose for which they were planted.
He disclosed that the main reason for the latest exercise is to ensure that the persons in charge of nursing the trees do not take their foot off the pedal.
He promised that government will continue to dedicate resources to the nursing of the trees and secure their growth.
He reserved special praise for the student for the eagerness exhibited in planting the trees and wish them a successful future.
The headmaster of the school, Mr. Innocent Avornorkadzi said the school felt privileged to host the hardworking deputy minister and praised the government for the policy interventions in the second cycle institutions.
He assured that the Agric department of the school will take care of the seedlings and nurse them till they fully develop.
The seedlings supplied by the Oti Regional Forestry Commission include mahogany, acacia, cinderella and coconut.
Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio is on a tour of the Volta and Oti Regions to ascertain the progress of trees planted in June.
Prior to visiting the school, Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio performed similar task at Hohoe where he noted with excitement the growth of the trees.