Ethiopia is regaining its forest coverage and greenery through the continuing initiative of Green Legacy, African Leadership Excellence Academy (AFLEX) Chief Mehret Debebe said.
The academy’s employees today planted 1000 indigenous tree seedlings as part of the nationwide campaign to plant 500 million trees in just one day.
According to the academy’s chief, the effort offers numerous advantages for the conservation of the environment not only for Ethiopia but also for the rest of the continent and the entire world.
He claims that the goal of planting 500 million seedlings this year will begin with the attitude of “it can be done.”
According to Mehret, Ethiopia is setting the standard for other African nations and will serve as an example for future generations.
“We are planting indigenous trees in millions, but they were waiting like seeds… So, the seed is waiting for people to come and put it in the soil and take it to the right place as a seedling and plant it. Then it will return our investment by being a shed, fruit and changing our climate,” he elaborated.
Furthermore, the chief pointed out that this has to continue in order to see the desired change.