The Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa has led Management and Staff to plant trees across the Authority’s work locations in support of Government’s Green Ghana Project.
The exercise, which was under the theme: “VRA@60: Investing in the Greening Ghana Initiative for Energy and Environmental Sustainability” afforded the Authority the opportunity to champion its sustainability agenda under the BRAISE Strategy.
Speaking at a brief ceremony to kick start the exercise, Mr. Antwi-Darkwa said that Government’s Green Ghana initiative feeds into VRA’s Volta Gorge Reforestation Programme (VGRP) started in 1994, which aims at forest cover restoration in 23 riparian communities along both the Eastern and Western banks of the Volta Gorge in the Asuogyaman District.
He said that the Authority had made great strides in its afforestation programme and had covered a substantial amount of area with new vegetative cover consisting of both plantation and natural forest.
Mr. Antwi-Darkwa urged staff to commit not only to planting trees but also to nurturing them to maturity as the Authority’s contribution to preserving the Volta Lake.
Participating in the tree planting exercise in the Accra Work Location were the Deputy Chief Executive (Engineering and Operations), Ing. Emmanuel Dankwa Osafo; Deputy Chief Executive (Finance), Dr. Ebenezer Tagoe; Deputy Chief Executive (Services), Dr. (Mrs.) I. Stella Agyenim-Boateng; the Advisor, Office of the Chief Executive, Mr. Frank Akligo; Management and Staff of the Authority.
Tree planting exercises were also held at the Authority’s Akosombo, Akuse, Aboadze and Tema/Kpone work locations to mark the day.