Management and staff of National Investment Bank (NIB) marked the 2021 Green Ghana Day with a tree planting exercise at selected locations in the Accra-Tema-Kasoa enclave. The tree planting initiative supports the Ghana government’s goal to have five million trees across planted across Ghana by Friday, 11th June 2021.

Managing Director of National Investment Bank, Mr. Samuel Sarpong led a staff team from the Abeka Branch of the NIB to plan tree seedlings at Anummle Basic School in Accra. In remarks to students at school, Mr. Sarpong noted that trees benefited the society in immense ways, hence their planting and nurturing must be supported by all. Mr. Sarpong encouraged the students to care for the planted trees and pledged the NIB’s support for the school.

“As a national bank, we are duty-bound to ensure every positive initiative embarked on by the state is fully supported.”

Deputy Managing Director of NIB Mr. Tweneboa Kodua Fokuo led another team to plant tree seedlings at the Dansoman Baptist Church. Describing trees as critical to our survival as humans, Mr. Fokuo was delightful to be participating in the tree planting exercise and looked forward “to seeing the trees grow gallantly.” He advised encouraged leaders of the Dansoman Baptist Church to ensure that the trees were nurtured and closely monitored to grow in order to restore what had been lost.

The “Green Ghana Campaign” was launched in March 2021 by government to in part, commemorate International Day of Forest, and also plant a total of five million trees on Friday, 11th June 2021, across Ghana. The initiative is part of efforts by government to encourage a culture of tree-planting to help protect preserve and restore Ghana’s lost forest cover. Unconventional environmental practices like illegal mining, uncontrolled logging and bad farming practices have, over the years, led to the destruction of vast tracts of arable land and have immensely depleted most of the country’s forest cover.