By Veronica Nyamekye
Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has stated his intention to plant and manage about 2.5 million trees around Lake Bosomtwe as part of efforts to protect the lake and other water bodies in Asanteman.
The project, which is planned to span five years, will see a reforestation of some vital parts of the King’s territory and will be carried out in phases.
A statement from the Manhyia Palace said Otumfuo Osei Tutu made this known during the celebration of Akwasidae at the Manhyia Palace last Sunday.
The monarch expressed the hope that the project would ultimately help contribute to improving the ecosystem, service provision, climate change mitigation, and improved environmental consciousness among inhabitants of fringe communities around the Lake.
He noted that, this project is envisioned to contribute to Ghana’s environmental protection efforts, the fight against climate change, Ghana’s pledge to the Bonn Challenge as well as improve tourism around Lake Bosomtwe.