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Ghanaian Hiplife musician, Okyeame Kwame has admonished Ghanaian ladies to forget about handsomeness, six-packs and money when considering men for relationships but rather consider the number of trees the man has planted in a year.
Okyeame Kwame who has been unveiled as an Ambassador for Climate Change in Ghanaindicated that the rapid growth in greenhouse gas emissions and the practice of deforestation is worrying and it’s, therefore, necessary to adopt sustainable land usage and management such as tree planting to replace the fallen trees.
Okyeame Kwame at his unveiling as Ambassador for Climate Change in Ghana on Wednesday said:
“It’s about time that a girl will look at a man and say I’m going to be the girlfriend of this boy because he planted seven trees this year.”
Okyeame Kwame over the years has played a major role in developmental initiatives in Ghana and that has earned him this ambassadorial role under the 5.5 million-dollar World Bank and Climate Investment Fund programme- the Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM).
The initiative is with the aim of deepening knowledge in forest management through the sustainable use of land in 52 selected communities in Ghana. Western and Brong-Ahafo regions are the chosen regions to benefit from the five-year programme.