KMA undertakes tree-planting exercise

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  • Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi (3rd left) and Nana Owusu Barima III (in cap) jointly water a newly planted seedling.Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi (3rd left) and Nana Owusu Barima III (in cap) jointly water a newly planted seedling.

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) on Saturday embarked on a massive tree-planting exercise at Atasemanso, a first class residential area, in a bid to restore the city to its former status as the â??Garden City of West Africaâ??.

The five-hour exercise, supported by the Friends of Rivers and Water Bodies, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), and the Environmental sub-Committee of the Assembly, was spearheaded by Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE).

In attendance was Nana Owusu Barima III, chief of Atasemanso, who symbolically planted one of the trees.

The tree seedlings were supplied by the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), and had some of their representatives present to monitor the exercise.

Trees planted included â??terminalia montalisâ??, â??bliglia sapidaâ??, â??polythia longitoliaâ??, â??militia thonningiâ?? and royal palm.



  • Nana Nana Dwomoh Sarpong planting a seedling.Nana Nana Dwomoh Sarpong planting a seedling.

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