Accra, 08 June, 2021 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Ghana have launched a one million tree planting exercise to mark the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’ and in support of the government's GREEN GHANA project.
The initiative of the members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) is a response to the Holy Father’s call to use this year’s Laudato Si’ week to advance the seven-year Laudato Si Action Platform (LSAP) to address environmental challenges.
The government of Ghana, on its part, announced a plan to plant five million trees this year through the GREEN GHANA project.
“We wish to reiterate the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference commitment to plant One Million trees during this year’s rainy season as announced during our Plenary Assembly in early May,” GCBC members say in their Monday, June 7 collective statement.
They encourage all Catholic Church institutions in the West African nation, including Parishes to take part in the tree planting exercise so that the one million trees target is achieved.