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PM Abiy, First Lady launch 500 million trees in a day campaign

Addis Ababa, July 17, 2023 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew launched the Green Legacy Initiative led 500 million in a day tree program by planting apple trees together with staff of the PMO and persons with disabilities early this morning.

“Our mass tree planting initiative remains to be unattainable for others while we manage it easily,” the Prime Minister said on the occasion.

Children, elders, people with disabilities and women are actively participating in the planting of 500 million trees in 12 hours, the Prime Minister said.

Ethiopians from all walks of life regardless of their age and sex are taking part in the campaign which is part of the Green Legacy Initiative we are implementing to bequeath a better Ethiopia for coming generations, the Pime Minister stated.

The seedlings mainly constitute of horticultural types are said vital in contributing to the efforts to address shortage of fruits in the market, ensure food security and create more jobs in the sector besides enabling the nation to effectively combat impacts of climate change.

“We have already begun the campaign early in the morning and it will continue till dusk,” the Premier said.

The Prime Minster further called on the general public to actively participate in the mass tree planting and leave their finger prints in the landmark initiative.

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