Accra, 13 August, 2022 / 2:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Marshallan Relief and Development Services (MAREDES), a not-for-profit wing of the Noble Order of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall of the Catholic Church, have facilitated the planting of some 10,600 tree seedlings at Saboba in the Northern Region in Ghana in view of addressing the challenge of climate change.
“Climate change was a phenomenon that had dire effects on sustainable livelihoods, and the surest way it could be addressed was by planting trees,” the Knights of Marshall Supreme Officer responsible for MAREDES and Advocacy, Samuel Zan Akologo, has been quoted as saying in a Tuesday, August 9 report.
Mr. Akologo adds, “The move was not only in line with the government’s Green Ghana agenda, but also aligned with the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference's five-year Laudato Si’ Action program aimed at preserving the environment.”
The tree planting exercise is being undertaken “in an effort to help address the problem of climate change and its associated effects, such as improper rainfall patterns which affect agricultural activities,” he said.
The exercise, which was undertaken in collaboration with the St. Joseph’s Technical School and Yendi Municipal Department of Forestry, is to help restore the depleting vegetation cover and fight climate change in the area, the August 9 report indicates.