Rotary joins Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Initiative


Rotary Ethiopia has planted over 5,000 trees under the National Green Legacy Initiative on Saturday, August 14, at the Kusquam, Entoto, Polio Eradication Initiative Memorial Park.
Apart from the National Green Legacy Initiative, the tree planting also signifies the success of COVID -19 prevention, building routine immunization culture & polio eradication initiatives. Rotary Ethiopia’s initiative planting trees is their second time. Last year they planted over 5,000 trees.
Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Initiative, a grand activity is seeking to plant up to 20 billion tree seedlings over a four-year period.
On Wednesday Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the successful finalization of planting of 5 billion trees this rainy season as per the Green Legacy Initiative.
PM Abiy has taken part in the closing session of the planting campaign held at Mount Bezawit, Bahir Dar City.
On the occasion, the premier said the country has achieved its plan set to plant 5 billion trees ahead of the remaining one month rainy season time.
He expressed gratitude to all Ethiopians for actively responding to the call for the greening campaign and placing their finger prints in the green legacy initiative.
Ethiopia is set to plant 6 billion trees in 2021 rainy season.