The Lawra District Assembly in the Upper West Region has incorporated tree planting activities into all infrastructure development projects by the Assembly.
The cost of planting the trees would be added to the total contract sum and contractors are expected to plant these trees at the end of projects and protect them for two years.
Mr. Paschal Baylon Dere, the Lawra District Chief Executive (DCE), said this during a two-day capacity building programme organised by the Assembly for its staff.
He said all trees that would be cut down at project sites to pave way for construction works, would henceforth be counted and the cost added to the total cost of the project for the contractor to plant at the end of the project.
The DCE said such an initiative was to ensure the re-greening of the environment.
Mr. Dere said he had instructed the District Engineer to ensure that any contractor who failed to comply with the tree planting component of the contract would not be paid the project retention sum.