The Cocoa Abrabopa Association (CAA) planted 1,500 trees to help government achieve the objective of Greening Ghana this year 2021.
The Association joined the rest of the subsidiary companies of the Corporate Founder- Africa Tiger Holding Limited (ATHL) to mark the day, by collaborating with Cocoa farmers in Ghana.
The objective of the tree planting exercise was to support government’s agenda of greening Ghana and also in memory of the late founder of Cocoa Abrabopa Association Mr. Henri Wientjes.
Their support, they believe, would help “Green Ghana” and preserve the ecosystem to aid the fight against the negative effects of climate change. Currently, the country’s forest cover stood at 1.6 million hectares from 8.2 million hectares witnessed in the 1900s.
The Council Chairman of Cocoa Abrabopa Association (CAA), Mr. Ismail Pomasi who led this event emphasized the importance to restore the depleted forest cover, ravaged by negative human activities such as illegal mining and lumbering.
Some of the species planted included Mahogany, Emire, Mansonia, Albizia and Otie trees.
Farmers within the communities were also educated on the importance of planting trees more importantly in their cocoa farms.
In attendance were managers, staff some cocoa farmers in the Eastern Region of Ghana.