Over 3.5 billion tree seedlings have so far been planted under this year’s Green Legacy campaign. This was disclosed at a campaign where media leaders and professionals planted tree seedlings at Gulele Botanical Garden on Tuesday. Press Secretariat Head Nigusu Tilahun said on the occasion that the government and the people are pulling resources to fulfill very crucial national agendas.
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He noted that the successful completion of the first filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is one of the indicators of these strong collaborations. The green legacy campaign, which was initiated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed last year, is expanding wide and effectively, Nigusu added.
According to him, the nation has managed to plant over 3.5 billion tree seedlings out of the five billion trees to be planted this rainy season. Highlighting the role of media in supporting the achievement of the campaign, he said the “media should play their role in realizing green legacy and other national development activities.” (ENA)