Moree benefits from Pernod Ricard’s tree-planting project
Moree benefits from Pernod Ricard’s tree-planting project

Moree benefits from Pernod Ricard’s tree-planting project

A beverage-producing company, Pernod Ricard Ghana, has planted 1500 trees in Moree out of 10,000 targeted trees, in line with its efforts to preserve the environment and ecosystems.


The exercise undertaken to coincide with the World Environment Day, which was commemorated last Monday, was also in support of the Green Republic Project, which has targeted to plant 10,000 trees over June.

At the project launch in Moree in the Central Region, the Sustainability and Responsibility Manager for Penord Ricard Ghana, Eunice Osei-Tutu, said the initiative formed part of the company’s commitment to nurturing every terroir and its biodiversity for now and generations to come. 

The project, she indicated, fell under one of the four pillars of Pernod Ricard’s 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility Roadmap dubbed ‘Nurturing Terroirs’.

Under that pillar, the company puts in initiatives to nurture nature, the environment and biodiversity. 

“In this month of June, which also marks the Green Ghana Day, we are planting 10,000 trees across the country and we chose World Environmental Day as the day to launch this project at Moree.

“This is because, at Pernod Ricard, all our products depend on a flourishing ecosystem. 

“Even beyond that, as human beings, we need nature to thrive. So, we are here to contribute our quota to the environment so that this planet will continue to be sustainable for us and our children,” she emphasised.

To sustain the trees, Ms Osei-Tutu said her outfit had partnered with the Green Republic Project, which would ensure the trees continue to grow.

Last year, in June, she said the company restored a previously mined area at Kyebi in the Eastern Region by planting 2,400 trees, indicating that the initiative was being extended to the Central Region as well as to the Northern Region.

20 million trees in 10 years

The Convener of the Green Republic Project, Nana Yaw Osei Darkwa, said the project was in line with its campaign to plant 20 million trees in the country over 10 years.

"Green Republic is a youth social movement that seeks to sustain the environment. As a result, we also focus on trees because, without them, humans cannot live. 

“We have a commitment to plant 20 million trees in the next 10 years and so we have collaborated with Pernod Ricard to plant trees at Moree. And as part of the Green Republic Project, we have the responsibility to ensure these trees survive," Mr Osei Darkwa stated.

Tidal waves trouble Moree

The Regent of Moree, Nana Obokese Ampah, expressed his joy at the initiative by Pernod Ricard Ghana and Green Republic to plant trees in Moree as the community had been at the mercy of tidal waves, one of the impacts of climate change.

"We had a very devastating incident at Moree a few weeks ago where tidal waves destroyed many homes, and I understand it was as a result of climate issues, so we are glad Pernod Ricard Ghana and Green Republic are here to not just plant trees but to also educate people on tree planting. 

“I believe their presence here has encouraged the people of Moree to see the need to plant more trees," the Regent said.

Nana Ampah, who is also the Apagyahene of Asebu State in the Central Region, called on other corporate organisations, citizens of Moree and other well-meaning Ghanaians, to come on board to plant trees on the shores of Moree to help save it from the devastating impact of tidal waves.

He also called for extensive education on the need to stop sand mining and exhibit good environmental practices, as people were often ignorant about the adverse impact of those actions.

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