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Oti Region: ‘Eye Zu’ Trees Planted to Signify June 4th ‘Ato Nsuom’ as Minister instructed for it uproot [Video]



The Oti Regional Minister, Mr Joshua Makubor has expressed sadness at the just ended June 4th celebration by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as they planted numbers of trees at the Nkwanta Community Day SHS to Signify and to mark the occasion in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Region.


This year’s June 4th celebration as well as the 30th anniversary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) fraternity took place in Oti Region, precisely Nkwanta South.


The former president John Dramani Mahama, though excuses the invitation as he was expected to be in the region for a multi purpose task of the June 4th event.

It was also highly anticipated that, the former president would lead a tree planting Exercise to mark the June 4th”. In his absence, General Secretary of the party Mr Johnson Aseiedu nketia, National chairman Comrade Samuel ofusu Ampofo, Prof Jane Naana opoku Agyemang Joined the Oti Regional executives to celebrate the occasion and tree planting at the school premises.


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Addressing the public on ‘Green Ghana Day’, the minister said “June 4th, was a day people’s parents were killed, mother’s were killed, brother’s were killed, sister’s were killed and people lost their livelihood, People are still crying over it. So for us to sit down as a country, as a municipality, as a region or a school and allow trees to be planted on a compound to Signify this day where people lost their lives, we’re indirectly saying that, if your grandfather was General FK Abu, Ignatius Kutu Acheampong and General Afrifa, then it means that you shouldn’t come to Nkwanta Community Senior High School because if you come there, you’ll see the trees there and you’ll remember June 4th and you’ll remember the death of your father. It’s pain we’re causing you and for that matter I disagree with the idea of planting trees on a school compound to commemorate June 4th”

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“I’m a member of the New Patriotic Party, as a regional minister I’ll never under any circumstances allow the New Patriotic Party to get into any senior High school campus to plant trees to commemorate a party event,” Mr Makubor said in interview with Otixpres.com


Mr Makubor said, he has instructed the Nkwanta South MCE, Honorable Bright Lenwah to inform authorities in the SHS and make sure those trees are uprooted and should be replaced by the Forestry Commission without any Intimidation or party interest.

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“If you want to plant your party trees, get a land, invite us and we’ll come but not on a school belonging to the country,” he added.


The Minister, who was speaking on the launch of the Regional celebration of the Green Ghana Day in the Nkwanta North District also entreat all MMDCES to implement bye-laws that will prevent animals from grazing the trees planted.



He said expectations of the president and his government for the survivor of the trees is high, and further stressed the need for the MMDCES to protect the progress of Green Ghana.







Source: Otixpres.com

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