WED 2021: NACPaCC Spikes interest in Tree Planting as they commemorates World Environment Day in Nanton Zuo
Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated, engaging governments, businesses, and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues, with participation from over 143 countries around the globe.
According to the WED website, every three seconds, the world loses enough forest cover, and over the last century, humans have destroyed half of the wetlands.
The World Environment Day is an annual event celebrated across the globe, aimed at planting trees, creating awareness and protection of the environment.
As part of the World Environment Day celebration, on Saturday June 5, 2021, the Northern Advocacy Center for peace and climate change (NACPaCC) marked the day in Nanton Zuo at the palace of the chief of Nanton.
The 2021 WED celebration was under theme, ‘Restoring our environment, we are all involve’
In a short ceremony at the fore court of Nanton Naa’s palace at Nanton Zuo brought to together Chief of Nanton, members of Northern Advocacy center for peace and climate change (NACPaCC), some selected students from Tamale Girls Senior High School, members of some keep fit clubs in Tamale and residents of Nanton Zuo to witness the celebration.
It would be recalled, that the Government of Ghana started the 4th phase in the fight against illegal mining known as galamsey in the country dubbed ‘operation halt’ which has led to the burning of excavators by government.
The fight has received numerous endorsements by some paramount chiefs across the country including the Asantehene Osei Tutu II.
In view of this, the paramount chief of Nanton traditional area Naa Bawa Mahama V has added his voice in the fight against illegal mining in the country.
According to him, galamsey is fast endangering the lives of Ghanaians as a result of pollution of water bodies through the dispossession of dangerous chemicals into water bodies by illegal miners.
Naa Bawa Mahama V has therefore called on all citizens across the country to join hands in the fight against illegal mining activities in order to save the water bodies.
Over the years, the Northern Advocacy center for peace and climate change has planted over 1000 trees as part the organization’s core mandate in environmental protection.
The group as part of the WED celebration also presented a citation to the chief of Nanton for his role in promoting peace in Northern Region and beyond.
Speaking at a short ceremony, the founder and CEO of Northern advocacy center for peace and climate change (NACPaCC), Mr. Mahama Saani said, the commemoration of World Environment Day at Nanton Zuo is to draw awareness on the effects of climate change and the need to protect the environment through tree planting.
Story by: Abdul Rahman Alhassan/saganitvonline.com