University of Ghana Green Project Tree Planting Exercise Phase II

As part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Green-Project, members of the University of Ghana community have embarked on a massive tree planting exercise to mark the 2017 Farmers’ Day celebration. This activity brought together the Vice Chancellor, the Registrar, the Head of Public Affairs Directorate, members of UTAG, GAUA, TEWU, FUSSAG and Alumni. Participants of the exercise started off with a warm-up aerobics session.


The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, thanked all present and noted that their gathering signifies the unity of the various associations and constituents of the university community. He admonished staff to fight against apathy and segregation, saying that it stalls progress of work anywhere. He added that the act of planting trees puts to test the spirit of good hearts, thereby affirming the notion that “whoever plants and nurtures trees, has a great heart. The Vice Chancellor also reminded members of the significant health benefits derived from trees and encouraged all to participate fully in the exercise.

For efficient performance, participants broke out into three groups. One group planted trees along the Annie Jaggie Road (from TF Hostel to the Law Faculty), another group worked along the J.K.M. Hodasi Road (from Law Faculty to the Graduate School), and the third group planted along the Vice-Chancellor’s crescent (from the Graduate School to the Registry).

After the planting exercise, members reconvened at the Law Faculty, where Professor Chris Gordon, the Co-Chair of the VC’s Green-Project Team, lauded the enthusiasm of the groups. He assured the university community of the commitment of the Green Project Team and the Physical Development and Municipal Service Directorate (PDMSD) to work towards enhancing the greenery of the campus. He also encouraged the PDMSD and some individuals who adopted some seedlings to water and take care of them. 



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