Prudential Bank joined several Ghanaians last Friday to plant trees as part of activities to mark this year’s Green Ghana Day. The move is part of the bank’s commitment to contribute to collective efforts in restoring the country’s forest cover and sustaining the environment.
Senior management and staff of the bank planted trees in the Achimota Forest Reserve in a bid to restore degraded parts of the Forest Reserve. The bank also presented an undisclosed sum to the Forestry Commission to support the wider objectives of the afforestation and reforestation program under the Green Ghana Project.
Speaking at the tree planting exercise, Managing Director of Prudential Bank, John K. Addo reaffirmed the bank’s commitment to supporting the country’s sustainability initiatives. He said “the Green Ghana project is a commendable initiative by the government which provides an opportunity for championing reforestation. Ghana’s forest cover has depleted over the years and it is imperative for us to take the necessary action to address it”
Officials from the Forestry Commission thanked Prudential Bank for their commitment to the country’s Green Ghana and other sustainability initiatives and called on other stakeholders to support the project.
Launched late last year under the auspices of the Ministry of Land, Water and Natural Resources, the Green Ghana initiative seeks to mobilize Ghanaians and other stakeholders in a bid to preserve the environment and depleting forest reserves. The goal this year is to plant 20 million trees nationwide.