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FIRST TRANSMISSION FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25 1989 

WHETA (VR). The Outreach For Christ Incorporated (OFCI) has launched a five-year tree planting drive for the Wheta Traditional Area. Launching the drive which incorporates a plan to engage in agriculture, adult education, health and sanitation, Commander M.K. Lartey (Rtd), District Secretary for Ketu, praised the association for its foresight, he described OFCI”s effort as a step towards changing the rainfall pattern , provide firewood and improve agriculture in the area. He announced a tree-planting competition for 1991 to select the best community and appealed t OFCI to organize the people to provide such amenities as toilets and schools.

The regent of Wheta, TogbigaAshiakpor, pledged the support of his people to OFCI and wished its programmes would benefit the people.

Mr. AmewugaAdzei, founder of OFCI, which comprises students of the University of Ghana and some workers, said his organization’s undertaking is its contribution to the development of the rural areas.  He said Workcamp’89 held in the area was meant to be an eye opener to Ghanaians on what a determined Christian movement of students can do to assist in the socio-economic development of the country. Mr. Adzei thanked Agricultural Development Bank Ladies Association, Vanguard Assurance, Takoradi Flour Mills, All Afra Electric Company, State Farms, Department of Community Development, Forestry Department and the Environmental Protection Council for sponsoring Workcamp’89.

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