Accra Technical University has planted trees to help the government achieve the objective of greening Ghana with five (5) million trees. The ceremony, which took place on Friday, June 18, 2021, at the University’s Kinbu campus, is the first of two phases.
The University’s Senior Management, Deans, Directors and various Heads of Departments were present to support the activity.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Samuel Nii Odai, planted the first tree at the facade of the Administration Block to make way for the rest of the university’s senior management and staff to also join in the exercise.
In a brief address, the Vice-Chancellor was grateful to the entire staff body for coming out in their numbers to support the tree planting exercise. He added that the objective of the exercise was not only to champion the government’s “Green Ghana” agenda but also to preserve the ecosystem to aid in the combat against the adverse effects of climate change.
In his closing address, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Amevi Acakpovi, encouraged all staff to commit to the nursing of the seedlings to facilitate their growth. He stressed that the tree planting signified the university’s growth, and like the seedlings, the university can only grow if all and sundry take an interest in its affairs.
The second phase of the exercise will occur on Friday, June 25 2021, at the Mpehuasem campus.
By: Directorate of Public Affairs