Madam Esther Cobbah, the Founder of the Ghana Flower and Garden Movement, has announced that her outfit would be organising inter university gardening competitions for universities across the country.
She said the competition would help promote gardening and flowering among the universities, especially the students.
Madam Cobbah, who is also the Chief Executive officer of Stratcomm Africa, said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, after inspecting the gardens of the various halls at the University of Ghana, Legon.
The University is organising a maiden inter-hall garden competition and has chosen Madam Cobbah as one of its judges.
The University has set aside a cash prize of $30,000 for the winner, the first runner up and the second.
Student volunteers of the winning hall would also be given scholarship to complete their education.
Madam Cobbah commended the leadership of the University, especially, the Vice Chancellor, for taking an interest in promoting flower and gardening through the competition.
She said flower and gardening promoted wealth and health and it was important that students were made to understand those positives.
Madam Cobbah announced that as part of building the interest of students in flower and gardening, the flower movement would be organising a forum in Accra to interact with students, especially, those from the tertiary institutions.
“The inter hall flower and garden competition by the University of Ghana is an indication that our flower and gardening movement is really catching up and I will urge all to come on board to help beautify the environment,” she said.
Professor Ernest Aryeetey, the Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana, said the competition was instituted to beautify the various halls, and getting students to volunteer in the gardening of the campus.
He said the competition would also help in developing the interest of students in gardening, which would impact positively on their lives. GNA