The staff and students of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), KNUST planted 1,500 trees at the Faculty’s Kwamo plantation site, near jisu on Friday, 11th June 2021 as part of the National Green Ghana Project which also coincided with the World Environment day.
The tree planting exercise, dubbed “One student, one tree,” was led by Professor Boateng Kyereh, the Dean of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources (FRNR), and supported by Prof. Emmanuel Danquah, Vice Dean of FRNR, Prof. Charles Antwi-Boasiako, the Patron of Renewable Natural Resource Students Association (RENARSA) and Mr. Kofi Ansah, the Principal Technician, at the FRNR Plantation site at Kwamo. Trees planted by the staff and students covered a 100-acre plot of land on the Kwamo plantation. The tree planting exercise which would be done annually is aimed at restoring the lost forests arising from excessive timber logging and illegal chainsaw operations.
The students praised the government’s Green Ghana Project initiative as a step in the right direction since it would ensure the creation of ecological balance and biodiversity restoration and conservation.
In a related development, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson supported by other members of the University Management and the Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural resources, Prof. Ben Kwaku Branoh Banful, planted 2,000 trees at the Prince of Wales Park, KNUST and other sites on Campus as part of the Green Ghana Project implementation. The Vice Chancellor urged all students and staff of the University to the Green Ghana Project as a culture of growing trees and not just planting them in a single day.
About Green Ghana Project
The Green Ghana project is a Government of Ghana initiative championed by the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry for the planting of five million trees with the focus of achieving equitable low carbon economic growth for Ghana.