The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with Oglie Model 1 Basic School, in Kpong in the Greater Accra Region, has planted 100 trees as part of the agency’s integrated schools outreach and tree planting programme to create public awareness of the environment.
Nii Oglie Model 1 Basic School was one of the five pilot schools selected to take part in programme.
Speaking at the event, Head of the Education Department of the EPA, Mr. John Tettey, said the programme sought to preserve the environment and ecosystem.
He said “Please avoid the cutting down of trees and develop the habit of planting more trees. Also seek permission from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Parks and Gardens before cutting down trees”, he cautioned.
Mrs. Seraphine Worwornyo, Headmistress of Nii Oglie Model 1 Basic School, commended the agency for the tree planting initiative.
The Senior Girls Prefect of the school, Francisca Akoto, said the trees would beautify the school compound, protect the environment and provide shelter for the students.
The agency donated story books entitled ‘where have all the rivers gone’, ‘garbage everywhere’ and watering cans to the school.
By Dennis Kwame Amegede