Established by the Togolese government since 1977, the national tree day devoted to the planting of seedlings to symbolize reforestation and the protection of the environment, was placed in the 2018 edition under the theme: “Urban forests and green spaces, the quality of life for all. ”
This June 1st, for the forty-first time, every Togolese was called by the government to plant and maintain at least one tree. In the prefecture of Haho, this call was answered by the population where the Prefect, the Vice-President of the special delegation of the commune of Notsé, the heads of the decentralized services of the State and the traditional chief Agokoli IV planted trees. khayasenegalensis on the space between the hotel Le Berceau and the rest of the rampart of Agbogbo, with the technical support of Enterprises Territories and Development (ETD).
According to the Prefectural Director of the Environment, planting a tree is a wake-up call to climate change, the impact of which is increasing in Togo, particularly in Haho prefecture. Also, he invited everyone who came to celebrate this day to be actresses of reforestation.
Taking the floor, the traditional chief Agokoli IV, deplored the irregularity of the rains in Togo, compared to Ghana. He recalled the role of sensitization of the traditional chiefs of Togo of which he assures the presidency of the association and informed that actions will be carried out shortly for the improvement of the vegetal cover in our country.
For his part, the prefect thanked all those who made the trip and invited the population to take part in the public health operation to be held on the first Saturday of June.
As a reminder, in the framework of the Support Program for the Strengthening of Local Participatory Democracy for Sustainable Development (PARDL-DD), ETD has, in 2017, restored 10 km of riverbanks and reforested 20 ha to create community forests in the region. Haho Prefecture. These activities will continue this year in the prefectures of Est-Mono and Moyen-Mono.