The 9th edition of the Ghana Garden Flower has officially opened today at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra, with a call on Ghanaians to make green living a lifestyle.
The 9th edition of the show which opened on August 25,2021 is under the theme 9G – “Nine years of Green Living”. The Ghana Garden and Flower Movement has successfully driven this agenda of promoting a Greener, Cleaner, Healthier, Wealthier and more Beautiful Ghana in the past nine years. The theme is thus representative of GGFM’s continued promotion of green living championed by the movement over the past nine years.
The Ghana Garden and Flower Show, a flagship event of the innovative Ghana Garden and Flower Movement initiated by Strategic Communications Africa Limited (Stratcomm Africa) in 2013, is aimed at promoting benefits of gardens and flowers with regard to income generation, job creation, clean and healthy lifestyles, beautification of the country’s public spaces and homes as well as the promotion of environmental conservation among Ghanaians.
This year’s show includes educational and networking activities such as the Ghana Garden and Flower Conference, Nurture to Bloom— a discussion on women nurturing men, Israeli Green Innovation Competition, children’s workshops, as well as fun activities such as movie night, music night, karaoke night amongst a host of several other activities.
Participants expected at this year’s show include policy makers, government officials, academics in the agriculture sector, business community, florists and horticulturists, botanists, home owners, estate developers and garden and flower lovers among others.
Ms. Esther A. N. Cobbah the Chief Executive Officer of Stratcomm Africa, said the Show has grown tremendously with the Movement directly focusing on individual responsibility for ensuring a Greener and Cleaner Ghana. This is in line with Ghana’s green agenda and sanitation program as well as the global effort to address climate change. Contributing to the realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) remains a key focus of the Movement” she said. “I t is in the interest of every Ghanaian to make green living a lifestyle”.
The Ghana Garden and Flower Show runs from 25th – 29th of August 2021. An awards night to celebrate the efforts of individuals and organizations who maintain beautiful gardens will be held at the closing ceremony .