ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has so far planted more than 4.1 billion trees out of the intended 5 billion, attaining 83% of the set target for this year, according to a report.
The Green Legacy initiative steering committee presented its mid-term performance report on Thursday in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Officially launched on June 5, 2020, this year’s initiative has thus far marked an 83% success rate, reported Oumer Hussien, Minister of Agriculture.
The progress report received praise from many while the PM Abiy urged Ethiopians to play their part in ensuring the country meets the 2020 set target of 5bln seedlings.
The mid-term review “shows hopeful progress and national capacity to set and achieve targets with more than 4.1bln seedlings planted nationwide”, Abiy said in a twitted message.
He said the green Legacy is a focus area of the government as it has a direct impact on our economy and job creation.
“If we continue making it a component of our culture, the potential to green Ethiopia through creating jobs and capitalizing on agroforestry and urban greening ventures is immense,” he added.