Grammy award winning artiste and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Africa Rocky Dawuni announced plans to launch a tree planting initiative in Accra, Ghana.
Dawuni, who is planning to meet with Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, to discuss improving sanitation in the Ghanaian capital, told local media that he would like to collaborate with the city’s governing body on the project.
“I would want to collaborate with the Assembly to launch a tree planting initiative in Accra because I want to get more individuals on board to plant and care for the trees. This is something I will lead and encourage people to do,” he said.
The “Afro roots” singer and songwriter previously emphasized to Accra citizens the importance of taking personal responsibility for their environment to complement government efforts to keeping the city clean.
When he’s not dropping hit albums, Dawuni, an international artiste with Ghanaian roots, works on environmental and humanitarian issues, and takes his Goodwill Ambassador status seriously.
“Having this designation this year, I’m gonna go sit with the Mayor of Accra and discuss how together we can help keep the environment clean,” he said.
Dawuni is also concerned about air pollution and its health impacts in Accra.
“We are very much concerned about our environment and the air we breathe, that is why the Breathelife campaign is very important because the air that we breathe is highly contaminated by all kinds of particles including smoke and dust particles,” he said.
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