GIZ undertakes tree planting exercise, calls on young people to climate ambassadors
The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) has undertaken tree planting exercise in the Upper West Region with a call on the younger generation to be ambassadors and advocates for climate change mitigation by undertaking conscious tree planting exercises.
It encouraged the young people to promote and practise conscious tree planting wherever they find themselves.
Madam Adiza Yesseh, the Communications Officer of the European Union – Resilience Against Climate Change (EU-REACH) project at the GIZ, gave the advice during tree planting exercise at the Northern Star Senior High School (SHS) in the Wa Municipality.
She observed that the younger generation was most at-risk of the dire consequences of climate change as they might live longer to bear the consequences in the not-too-distant future.
She said there was therefore the need to involve young people in every step of the way to combating climate change and its debilitating effects.
Madam Yesseh added that involving the young ones in the tree planting would enable them understand the importance of tree planting and the need to protect the trees that have been planted.
The trees were also planted at the Zingu M/A and Yibile Junior High Schools (JHS) in the Wa Municipality and the Loggu Community SHS, Kpanamuna, and Kulkpong Primary Schools in the Wa East District.
The beneficiary schools thanked the GIZ for the support offered them to plant trees to save the environment and planet Earth.
They assured that they would take care of the trees, beyond just planting to nurturing them to grow to maturity to serve the intended purposes.