Ho (VR), Nov. 20, GNA - Diplomats across the West African sub-region and beyond participating in the fifth Volta Trade and Investment Fair, have joined the organisers of the event in a commemorative Tree Planting Ceremony at the Ho Jubilee Park.
The symbolic exercise, to be named "African Diplomatic Garden" and the first in the history of the Municipality, according to Mr Divine Bosson, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ho, saw each Diplomat, from Namibia, Senegal, Mali, Kenya, Nigeria, Togo, India, and South Africa planting the various designated trees to signify the bilateral agreements between Ghana and their country.
Mr Bosson, who witnessed the exercise together with the organisers of the event, such as the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), indicated the trees would cover a two-acre land located in front of the Jubilee Park where various summer hats would be raised with the names of the various countries represented.
Mr Eliphas M. Barine, the High Commissioner for Kenya during the exercise, reiterated the need to strengthen the co-existence of African nations to live in peace and friendship as well as to "position ourselves and find our own space for good integration and demonstrate to the world that Africa is contributing to the agenda of the climate change"
Other Diplomats, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA)that the tree planting was a "time for human beings to reconcile, not only with nature but with each other.”
Each Embassy was given mango, orange, and coconut seedlings to plant.
Mr Haidar Malhas, the Irrigation Manager of Interplast Limited, the producers of high-quality pipes and profiles, promised to establish an irrigation system at the garden.
Mrs Dzifa Bampoe, a brand ambassador and a renowned media practitioner, on her part, expressed gratitude to the Mayor for Ho and the High Commissioners and Ambassadors for making their presence available for the significant event.
"It's reflective of your commitment beyond just being in the capital city, but also having an interest in other cities in our dear country."
On the theme "Creating Enabling Environment for Agri-Business, Tourism and ICT Companies," the event started on November 15, and Will last for 14 days.