The MP for Damongo and Minister for Lands and natural resources, Lawyer Samuel Abu Jinapor has gifted a brand new cross country Apsonic motorbike to a teacher at Ndewura Jakpa Senior High/ Technical School( NDESCO) in Damongo in the Savannah region, Mr. Bala Chana Joshua for exhibiting some Sense of patriotism by watering and caring for some planted trees in the school under the Ministry of Lands and Natural resources green Ghana initiative.
The award according to the MP, was to appreciate the efforts of the young teacher in promoting the Green Ghana initiative of his Ministry.
Mr. Bala is said to be procuring water voluntarily to water the trees every day just to ensure the survival of the trees which were planted in the school under the Green Ghana initiative and periodically cut sticks to re-fence the trees to prevent them from being destroyed by animals.
Mr. Bala will usually refuse to go to his hometown Chiana in the Upper East region when schools are on vacation only to stay back to protect the trees from the vagaries of the weather and from being destroyed by animals and children.
The motorbike was handed over to him by the deputy CEO of the forestry commission, Mr. Sule on behalf of the MP on Monday, 6th March, 2023 on the occasion of the country’s 66th independence day celebrations and was received by an Assistant headteacher of Ndesco, Mr. Yakubu Danaba on behalf Mr. Bala Chana Joshua.
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources launched and operationalized the GREEN GHANA DAY in 2021, an initiative that is geared among other things to inculcate into the minds of Ghanaians, the need to restore our degraded landscape and beautify our communities and environment by planting and taking care of trees.
This initiative which is in its second year has seen the planting of over 20 million seedlings of different species of trees. The seedlings are always distributed to government departments, agencies, commissions, private individuals, and schools.
Source: Padfm.com.gh/Kumatey Gorden/0243531604