The Ghana Police Service will plant some 5000 trees across the country to support the Green Ghana Project, the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh has disclosed.
The project is aimed at planting five million trees in a day across the country.
Addressing the gathering for the commencement of the exercise in Accra, where he led the tree planting exercise on 11 June 2021, the IGP said the same ceremony was replicated at the six police training schools across the country. Also, regional and divisional Commanders will plant three trees each at their various offices.
He said, the Service will make sure to send monitoring and reporting teams to go round, check and inspect that the trees are nurtured and grown into maturity.
Mr. Oppong Boanuh said their objective is aligned with that of the government, to restore depleted lands, care and protect our forest covers.
He added that the exercise will also help reduce stagnation of water which breeds mosquitoes and also protect the environment.
The Police Service held the tree-planting exercise in collaboration with the church of Pentecost.
The tree planting coordinator for the church of Pentecost, Rev. Samuel Gakpetor, for his part,also urged all and sundry to partake in this exercise, not only today but make it a habit.