The member of Parliament for Sissala East launched green environmental clubs among basic schools in the Municipality.
The short but colourful event happened on 13th June, 2022 and hosted at a farming community called Kuroboi.
The event saw in attendance the various representatives from stakeholders such as the Sissala East Municipal Chief Executive Sissala East Municipal Education Director, Environmental Protection Agency, Forestry Commission, the Sissala East Municipal Presiding Member , some chiefs , media,some other dignitaries and community members.
The event was graced by the Kuroboi gugoyila dance group with a an amazing and stylish display.
During a presentation by the Sissala East Municipal Education Director, he enumerated several interventions by the MP that brought a sigh of relief to the educational sector.Interventikns such as lobbying for school buses, sponsoring of quiz competition, counselling of the BECE candidates before their final examination,renovation of the GES office structure and others.
The Director admonished on all heads of basic school to dedicate their time to the success of the project as it would at long last mitigate the effects of vegetative loss in the area.
He however appealed for support from the MP on the provision of more furniture to many schools in the Municipality and a borehole for Kuroboi Basic school.
The MCE , Hon.Batong Fuseini on behalf of the constituents expressed appreciation to the MP for his unflinching support so far and hence this project a novel.
He used the opportunity to disclose to the Community members of his outfit’s intention of allocating a dam to their community which will be funded by the Northern Development Authority(NDA) and will soon kick off.
According to the MP in who in the person of Hon.Amidu Issahaku Chinnia intimated that, the project seeks to inculcate the habit of tree planting and environmental protection amongst pupils since the are the future leaders.
He further stipulated that,both forested and economic tree species will be planted in public spaces especially schools , lorry parks, social centers or durbar grounds and around water bodies.
This he also added, is in consonance with the President’s agenda dabbed Green Ghana which recently resulted in a nationwide tree planting exercise in two folds and the recent one coming with planting of 20 million trees.
The Green Environment Clubs will be formed in all basic schools and thus membership primarily based on volunteerism since commitment is needed to drive the agenda.
The MP further intimated that, if this habit is finally inculcated into the youth, it will mitigate the effects of climate change and hence a sign of relief to many in society since majority of the population occupation depends on the environment.
As part of his commitment and with the support from the forestry commission, he will kick start the project with a supply of 9500 seedlings .
This seedlings comprises of 1500 mangoes and 8000 cashew but hasten to add that, forest tree species will be added subsequently.
On the part of motivation to club members, he pledged to reward well performing individual, club and school at large .He made emphasis on 85 % survival of trees attracting this rewards. Besides,the reward system, he pledged to constantly supply with club members basic accessories such as exercise books, pens, pencils and mathematical sets to relief their parents of this burden.
An assessment team will be constituted according to him ,to routinely assess the performance of each basic school’s club members.
At the end of his launching presentation, the MP pledge to organise quiz competition topically on issues bordering on the environment among Green Environment Club members and on live radio.
He finally announced the Green Environment clubs duly launched with 41 club members in the Kuroboi Basic school and each given mango tree.
The short event came to a close by seeing the planting of two mango trees and by the MP and the Nmanduonu Chiefs.
Source: Ayamga Bawa Fatawu