In a significant effort to promote environmental sustainability, Prudential Life Insurance has distributed more than 10,000 trees to school children in the Gomoa East region. This initiative was part of the Green Ghana Day project held on the 9th of June 2023, which aimed to restore the region’s natural environment, heavily impacted by deforestation and illegal mining.
During the Prudential Green Ghana Day event, Dr. Hazel Berrard Amuah, CEO of Prudential Life, emphasized the importance of preserving our natural surroundings. With a strong commitment to upholding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, Prudential Life is leading the charge in advocating for healthy environmental practices. Dr. Amuah stressed the significance of instilling these values in young children to ensure a sustainable future for Ghana.
Peter Edem Adjei, the Chief Operations Officer of Prudential, also highlighted the urgent need to protect Ghana’s diminishing forest cover. He emphasized that tree planting plays a crucial role in maintaining the country’s ecological balance.
Kingsley Osei Domfeh, a lecturer at the Department of Development and Environmental Studies at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, explained the vital role trees play in sustaining our planet. Trees not only purify the air we breathe but also regulate climate, prevent soil erosion, and provide habitats for countless species. By planting trees, we contribute to climate change mitigation and secure a sustainable future for generations to come, effectively combatting the adverse effects of deforestation.
Samuel Sakyi Addo, the Programs Manager at Ecofrontiers International, also addressed the audience, underscoring the importance of collaborative efforts in environmental conservation.
The speeches from Dr. Hazel Berrard Amuah, Peter Edem Adjei, Kingsley Osei Domfeh, and Samuel Sakyi Addo underscored the urgent need to address deforestation, protect Ghana’s forests, and mitigate climate change. Their words inspire action and remind us of the invaluable role trees play in maintaining ecological balance, purifying the air, and providing habitats for countless species.
As these young trees take root in Gomoa East, they symbolize a collective commitment to reversing the damage caused by deforestation and illegal mining. By nurturing these trees and instilling environmental values in the youth, we pave the way for a sustainable future.
The event was graced by the presence of the Member of Parliament for Gomoa East, along with representatives from Prudential, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Kasoa Area Office, students from the Wisconsin Environment and Development Society, and students from 40 primary schools