Friday, 9th June, 2023

The Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Hon. Stephen Asamoah Boateng has urged the Youth to lessen their time on social media and draw closer to the adult population so they can learn from them and appreciate nature.

He said as the country plant trees today, the youth should be championing this process so that it will become a habit for generations yet unborn.

 He said planting of trees should be every individual’s topmost priority as the existence of humans is largely dependent on the forest hence the need to ensure its preserve and keep growing more to augment the existing trees.

Hon. Asamoah Boateng made these comments when he joined Ghanaians to commemorate this year’s ‘Green Ghana Day’ at Dodowa with the President of the National House of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II and Paramount Chief of Teshie Traditional Area Gbetsoolo Nii Ashitey Akomfra III who took turns to plant trees at the Greater Accra House of Chiefs Office, Dodowa on Friday, 9th June 2023.

The Minister recounted how the Dodowa forest was a sacred place while growing up, stating that now the forest is losing its value is the trees depreciating amidst the dispute of the forest lands at Dodowa. He called on the Traditional Authorities to come together to help restore peace to sustain the sacristy of Dodowa.

He urged his staff to ensure the trees planted are watered daily so it grows to provide shelter and good health.  The theme for 2023 is ‘Our Forest, our Health!

 Source: Public Affairs and Communications Unit, MCRA