Ethiopia stands firm to plant 5 billion seedlings during the pandemic

His Excellency Prime minister Abiy Ahmed has declared on his Facebook page his visit to Bishoftu’s seedling preparation locality which is intended to the five billion trees act this summer. According to EM news on telegram, the prime minister has admired all the ongoing actions that aspire to make Ethiopia green again.   

Besides, on June 2, 2020 ENA has reported Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission’s statement on the finalization of the Five Billion Trees Act. According to ENA, Commissioner Fikadu Beyene has stated that preparation has been taking place since last year and all the five billion seedlings are ready for the intended action. What is more, reports indicate that the tree seedlings include avocado and mango which are nursed in 38,000 sites across the nation.

Meanwhile, the government has assured to take all the necessary safety measures to protect people from getting infected by the virus while mass planting is taking place. 

The efforts so far has been encouraging and the government is also awakening the general public to increase its participation. This green legacy initiative targets to plant 20billion trees within the coming few years.

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