The 2009 winner of TV 3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful, Lamisi Sam Awinongya and her foundation has planted 1,500 trees to green the compound of the Ashaiman Divisional headquarters.
Born and bred in Ashaiman and knowing how bare the field of the Ashaiman Divisional headquarters’ park, nicknamed the Mandela Park, had been, Lamisi Reach-out Foundation planted the trees on the edges of the field to enhance the ecosystem of the area.
The trees would also freshen the air of the environment.
Receiving immense support from the Ashaiman Regent Nii Annan Adjor II, Ashaiman assembly, Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Fleance Adikah and his personnel and pupils, Lamisi told ghnewsnow that she was inspired to beauty her community following the importance a green environment gave to human beings.
“Greenness is life and by planting these trees to beautify this park, the oxygen they would produce would help sustain lives and protect buildings around,” she explained.
Commending her efforts to give the Mandela Park better shape, Chief Superintendent Adikah said the police would ensure that the trees were monitored and kept well.
The park used to be messy when it was heavily encroached on by traders and was also used as a thoroughfare “but after walling the whole parcel of land to ward off encroachers, the trees, when they grow, would add to the beautification of the Ashaiman highway.”
Nii Annan Adjor II said the exercise by Lamisi, would be carried out in a larger basis by the Ashaiman assembly “because the assembly and the Ashaiman Traditional Council have had discussions to green the town.”
Trees are very important to humans and Nii Adjor II said he was sad when he saw how dry Ashaiman was because there were no trees.
He encouraged schools and churches to engage in tree planting on their compounds and spend quality time explaining to their children the need for them to love trees.
“We need to plant trees to protect our water bodies otherwise; Ghana will become a dry country in few years’ time. The haphazard tree felling without replacing it should be avoided,” Nii Annan Adjor II indicated