In 2018, the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie entreated Ghanaians to partner government in planting trees.
According to Sir John as the CEO is affectionately called, it is imperative for Ghanaians to contribute to the preservation of both land and the forest cover.
He specifically charged Ghanaians to shun the habit of celeberating birthday parties and devout their time to the protection of the environment.
“I want to entreat Ghanaians to take the issue of afforestation seriously by dedicating special moments such as their birthday celebrations to plant trees.
“Indeed when they invite guests to their special occasions, they should give them trees to plant. This will even make the event much more memorable.’’
Ironically, it looks like Sir John is a man of words and not deeds as he has been captured on video partying at his birthday celebration.
In a video sighted by Ghanaxtra.com, gospel musician Obaapa Adwoa Christy (ROC) and her Band are seen entertaining Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu and his guests.
The CEO, surrounded by some well-wishers is seen happily dancing to some lovely tunes at the bash.
They claim it was a surprise party but owing to his advocacy and comments, his behaviour clearly smacks of double standards as the CEO could have devoted that occasion to planting trees.
You can watch the full video below…