Monthly Archives: June 2023


Nkwanta South Celebrate Green Ghana Day

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From right, Mr Joseph Abugre, Coordinating Director, Mr Alfred Ameyaw, Director of Forestry Commission, followed by Hon. Bright Lenwah, Municipal Chief Executive Officer.

The Nkwanta South Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Bright Lenwah, together with the Director of the Forestry Commission, Nkwanta, Mr Alfred Ameyaw, the coordinating Director of the Municipal Assembly, Mr Joseph Abugre, the Director of administration of the Education Directorate alongside staff from the Municipal Assembly, the Forestry Commission, teachers and pupils of Junior High School ‘C’ joined the rest of Ghanaians to mark this year Green Ghana Day under the theme “Our Forests, Our Health” with a target to plant at least 10 million tree seedlings across the country.

A cross-section of pupils at the ceremonial tree planting event.

The ceremonial tree planting event was held at the JHS ‘C’ premises. Among the dignitaries present was the Japanese ambassador to Ghana, Ambassador Mochizuki, who was on an official assignment to the municipality. The ambassador was elated to witness the event and expressed his appreciation to the government for such a laudable initiative. He also extended greetings from the Japanese people to the people of Ghana. The ambassador later planted a tree.

The Japanese Ambassador in the blue shirt standing by the coordinating director and the Municipal Chief Executive

The director of the Forestry Commission informed participants at the event that fifty thousand (50, 000) trees are to be planted within the Nkwanta South municipality while the entire Oti region is expected to plant about 100,000 trees to mark this year’s Green Ghana Day.

He, therefore, encouraged people living in the municipality to make their way to the commission for their seedlings. Mr Ameyaw reminded inhabitants about the benefits of trees to the community in particular and the country at large. He concluded by tasking them to nature the trees they will be planting to grow by taking good care of them.

The MCE, Hon. Lenwah, in his speech, recounted the benefits the annual tree-planting exercise has brought to the municipality since its inception. He encouraged the youth of the area to venture into tree planting to help solve the unemployment challenge majority of the youth are facing. The MCE encouraged participants at the event to endeavour to trees in their schools, houses, and roadside to help address the deforestation that has bedevilled the country in recent times.

Japanese Ambassador planting a tree
MCE, watering the tree he just planted

The MCE, the Director of Forestry Commission, the Japanese Ambassador, and the School Prefect of JHS ‘C’ among other dignitaries took turns to plant a seeding on the event ground as part of the ceremonial tree planting exercise.

The school cadet corps of JHS “C” mounted a guard of honour for the MCE and his entourage.

Compiled by Daniel Ahiatrogah and Emmanuel Sappor


Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly Donates 400 dual Desks to schools

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The Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly, led by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Bright Lenwah, donated 400 dual desks to the Nkwanta South Ghana Education Directorate for onward distribution to schools in the municipality. A short ceremony was held on the premises of the Assembly on Wednesday, the 7th of June, 2023, to mark the official presentation to the beneficiary schools.

During the 4th quarter of last year, a similar event was held to present one thousand (1000) desks to the education directorate on the 6th of October, 2022. as part of plans to solve the deficit issues regarding desks for the pupils in some of the schools in the municipality.

The MCE, Hon. Bright Lenwah, in a short address to officials from the Education Directorate, teachers and pupils present at the ceremony encouraged both the teachers and pupils to take good care of the dual desks. He also informed them that staff from the Assembly will visit the schools to assess the condition of the desks.

The MCE added that plans are underway to make available more dual desks to schools in the municipality to make teaching and learning more conducive in schools

The municipal education director, Mr Jonathan Kwasinah, on behalf of the directorate and the schools, expressed his profound gratitude to the MCE and the assembly for the gesture. He promised to ensure that the desks are distributed to the schools and also work with the schools for the proper maintenance of the desks.

Pupils from some of the beneficiary schools were at the ceremony with their teachers to pick up their allocation of desks to their schools. Some staff of the Municipal Assembly were present to grace the occasion.

Compiled by MIS Team – Daniel Ahiatrogah & Emmanuel Sappor