As the country marked the maiden edition of the Green Ghana Day, an initiative by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to plant one million trees, the Management of Takoradi Technical University also led a tree planting exercise around the university.
Members of TTU Management who joined the Green Ghana Day tree planting exercise included, the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victor Kweku Bondzie Micah, the Registrar, Dr. Moses Maclean Abnory, Director of Finance, Dr. Gabriel Sam Ahinful, Acting Librarian and Dean of Liberal Studies, Dr. Adwoa Kwegyirba and Director of Internal Audit, Elizabeth Obeng.
Giving the motivation of Management to join the Green Ghana Day tree planting exercise, the Registrar of TTU, Dr. Moses Maclean Abnory said it is in respect for nature and nurturing ones environment as a recipe for healthy and happy living. He indicated the university’s target of trees to be planted around the three campuses in collaboration the Western Regional Coordinating Council.
“Our target is to plant 5,000 trees on the three campuses of the university but already planted 450 at the main campus. We intend to collaborate with the Regional Minister”, he said.
The Western Region was given a target of 250,000 seedlings to be planted whiles the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis was to plant 8,000 trees to mark the Green Ghana Day. Meanwhile, the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah and the Chief Executive Officer of Sekondi-Takoradi, Abdul Mumin Issah’s plan to start the planting by 8:30am on the day hit a snag following a widespread rainfall in the area. However, the Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi with the help of available umbrellas defied the rains and commenced the planting of 8,000 seedlings in the metropolis with pupils of Old Hospital Basic School in Sekondi. The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah who was initially billed to start the tree planting at the Takoradi Beach Road was forced to confine his planting to the regional coordinating council.