At the completion of this year’s season the second phase of the Green Legacy initiative, we achieved more than our intended target, i.e. 7.5 billion saplings have been planted nationwide, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed twitted.
The completion program of the second phase of the Green Legacy Initiative was held in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and chief administrators of all regional states as well as head of agricultural bureaus at Lume district of East Showa Zone, Oromia region.
The premier added the government honors the hard work and perseverance shown by our people.
It is to be recalled that Prime Minister Abiy launched the second phase of the Green Legacy Initiative in the first week of June this year in Afar region under the theme "Let’s Plant Our Future Today".
In his remark, Abiy emphasized that the successes being registered in Green Legacy initiative and other sectors demonstrate the inevitability of Ethiopia's journey to prosperity.
He stated that 7.5 billion saplings have been planted in the first year's Green Legacy Initiative, and some 32.5 billion saplings have been planted since the start of the initiative.
He also pointed out that the nation has set a target of reaching 50 billion saplings in the first and second phase of the Green Legacy initiative.
Abiy underscored that there will be no earthly force in the future that can stop Ethiopia's progress and prosperity.
The nation will have attained a target of planting 25 billion saplings by the end of the second phase of Green Legacy which runs for four years.
According to the plan, 60 percent of the saplings will be used for agroforestry, 35 percent for forest cover and 5 percent for urban ornaments, it was learned.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency