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Promasidor Ghana launches the Northern tree planting project through the Onga Impacting Lives campaign in the Tolon District
Promasidor Ghana (PGH), through the Onga Impacting Lives campaign has launched a Northern Tree Planting project in partnership with the Office of the Tamale Zongo Chief at the Tolon District in the Northern region.
A commitment to plant a total of 7,000 trees (which include Mahogany, Acacia, and Mango trees) in the district was announced by the Onga brand in partnership with the Dalhu Green Project of the Office of Tamale Zongo Chief at the launch. The Northern Tree planting project is an eco-friendly initiative that supports the Green Ghana campaign by the Government of Ghana to reclaim and restore lost forest and vegetation cover, and equally contribute to the fight against climate change.
Addressing the gathering at the ceremonial Tree planting event held at the Tolon Naa’s Palace, Marketing Director of Promasidor Ghana, Mr. Abiodun Ayodeji, explained that the project forms part of the commitment by the Promasidor business to prioritize environmentally sustainable practices in its operations. “Promasidor’s business in Ghana is hinged on a strong pillar of producing quality food products to improve the life and wellbeing of Ghanaians. As a result, we have prioritized environmentally sustainable practices in our operations. The business has shown strong commitment to the reduction of its carbon footprint in line with the United Nations (UN) goal of attaining a net zero greenhouse gas emission by the year 2050. This commitment is entrenched in factory operations and community support initiatives like, the Recycling projects, Partnership with climate change advocacy groups, and Tree planting initiatives which include the Northern Tree Planting project to name a few” Mr. Ayodeji said.
On his part, the Tamale Zongo Chief and founder of the Dalhu Green foundation, Maulana Sheikh Dalhu said that, he is motivated by nature, hence the need to champion tree planting. “It is compulsory to protect nature and by so doing, I encourage tree planting.” Sheikh Dalhu revealed. He also took the opportunity to urge the public to continuously plant and nurture trees in their homes and communities to protect the environment. Sheik Dalhu further showered praises on the Onga brand for its commitment to the project and also expressed his gratitude to the brand for the items donated for the execution of the project. The project commenced with a ceremonial planting of trees at the Tolon palace and Tolon District hospital.
Other dignitaries in attendance were Northern Regional Chief Imam – Ahmed Abdul Salam, Member of Council of State for The Northern Region – Alhaji Tahir Mahamoud (Zunglana), Tolon District Chief Executive – Mr. Ahmed Abubakari Iddrisu, Regional Chief Imam Kumasi – Sheik Darul-Hikma, Area Sales Representative (North) – Nuhu Mujeeb, Culinary Lead – Eva Njeri Njeru, Corporate Communication and PR Lead – Gideon Kodo.
In a speech read on his behalf, the Tolon-Naa, Alhaji Major Rtd Abubakari Sulemana, disclosed the commitment by his paramountcy to see to the success of the project, for which reason a committee has been set up to monitor the sustainability of the project. The Onga Impacting Lives Campaign is a series of community support initiatives by PGH which have been designed to positively impact the quality of lives, the environment, and address pressing societal needs of vulnerable groups in society especially in the Northern Region.