300 seedlings has been donated to Prempeh College by NGO

Growing Trees Network Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation championing environmental protection, has donated some seedlings to Prempeh college in the Ashanti region of Ghana.Over 300 seedlings were donated to the school to be planted on its compound, especially around the football field as part of efforts to protect the ecosystem.

This seeds  includes coconut, prekese, moringa, maliana, mahogany, ofram, cedrela, and soursop.Mr Christopher Boatin, the Chief Executive Officer of the NGO, in an interview today, said the decision to donate the seedlings was part of the Organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility to help beautify the school and provide shade for football field.

“Trees give good oxygen, and our aim of doing this is that I once visited their football field and I realised that there were no shades, so it was appropriate to give them trees, especially medicinal ones,” he noted.Mr Boatin said Former President John Agyekum Kufuor was the Life Patron of the organisation and a former student of Prempeh College, so they decided to honour him by donating to his alma mater.He said tree planting was the way to go as a nation to prevent land degradation, deforestation, fight climate change and restore soil fertility.

Mr Vincent Armah, a Geography Teacher at the school, who received the seedlings, said apart from the greenery and serene environment that trees provided, they ensured quality oxygen for humans and animals to breath and served as windbreak during rainstorms.He commended Growing Trees Network for taking the initiative to support tree planting in the school and the country at large.He took the CEO round the school compound to inspect some trees it had planted.

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