The Green Ghana Project, an initiative of the government is aimed at planting at least five million trees across the country with various organizations and individuals partaking in the exercise.
College of Art and Built Environment students’ association of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in its bid to protect the environment from climate change on Saturday, June 19, 2021, planted 5,000 seedlings on KNUST’s campus. The exercise proceeded a symposium on Friday, June 18, 2021, to educate participants on the sustainability measures for the trees planted.
The coordinated exercise involved leadership of the association, association members, lecturers, and some non-student students within the Ayeduase landscape.
The President of the association, Mr. Kwame Takyi who led the charge said, “..the exercise is aimed at restoring greenery, health, and aesthetic natural environment through afforestation.”
The volunteers assembled at the premises of the Faculty of Built Environment, where they were divided into four groups for the 4 sites that were allocated for the tree
Seedlings and implements were dispatched to the various sites from the Department of Horticulture.
The exercise commenced at 8 am with site leaders and coordinators assigned to the four sites to oversee and monitor the planting exercise at the various locations.
The sites where the exercise took place include; Faculty of Art new site, New social science block (KSB), KNUST School of Business, Bomso gate, Okodie road, Queens hall area, Great Hall area, University Hall area, Faculty of
Built Environment and Ayeduase environs.
The excited volunteers who participated in the exercise were captured devising ways to plant the trees aesthetically, taking into consideration the spacing of seedlings and location to allow for the best conditions for growth.
As the males dug up the earth with pickaxes, the females took turns planting, covering, and watering the seedling.