The Management and staff of the Takoradi Container Terminal (TACOTEL), the sole handler of imports and exports cargo at the Takoradi Port in the Western Region have embarked on a tree planting exercise on its premises.
It formed part of the national tree planting exercise to plant five million trees.
The exercise, which formed part of the Company's support towards the Government's bid to plant over five (5) million trees in efforts to preserve and protect the country's forest cover and the environment at large, saw the planting of 26 trees made of three species around its walls.
Mr Kobina N. Otoo, Commercial Manager of TACOTEL who spoke with the GNA, underscored the importance of trees, noting that trees improved soil health by protecting it from wind and rain, absorb water, and build stability with their root structures.
He was of the view that planting trees in Ghana would help create young, resilient forests that could absorb carbon, clean the water and air, and recover from fire, drought and floods.
He therefore called for the need to keep the environment clean, support any action towards keeping the environment clean and educate the youth in Ghana about the importance of sustainable forestry for the long-term health of the economy and natural resources.
He said the World Environment Day was aimed at spreading awareness about conserving 'Mother Nature' as well as issues like climate change, water pollution, air pollution, overpopulation, global warming and every other issue impacting the environment.
According to him, there would be no life without water, nothing bigger than a green environment and no better place than earth and called on the populace to save the earth with the right practices, plant trees, and preserve water bodies.