The Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has planted over 12,073 different tree species around 26 pastoral Districts as part of the Green Ghana initiative.
The tree species were made up of 5,600 Coconut and 3,473 shady trees with the Forestry Commission supplying 3,000 Coconut trees.
The tree planting exercise also involved the following Senior High Schools which participated and covered acres of lands Begoro Presec 7 acres, Osino Presec 5 acres, Asiakwa St Stephens 4 acres and Apedwa Presec – 2 half acres.
The Presbytery Children’s Service also planted 3,000 shady trees around the Mission Houses to mark the day.
The Presbytery JHS students at Kade and other students in the Presbytery took part at their various schools with reports from all the districts in the Presbytery indicating that all the members participated.
Rev. Dr Seth Kissi, the Presbytery Chairperson urged members to take good care of the planted trees to their maturity.
He commended all and sundry for the good work done and said the Presbytery will plant over 40,000 tree species throughout the exercise.
He also commended the Forestry Commission for the supply of most of the tree seedlings.