Rocky Dawuni steps up Global Activism

Rocky Dawuni steps up Global Activism

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

Rocky Dawuni, the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Environment Africa is part of a campaign to kick off a tree planting initiative in his home country of Ghana.  He will liaise with Accra’s Mayor to plant 100,000 trees within the capital for the pilot project.

Mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah is very keen on restoring the ecosystem in Accra and has openly joined hands with Dawuni for the tree planting project which officially launches in early 2020 to coincide with the rainy season.

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international coalition of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision.

"The intent is to collaborate with not just the Accra Mayor but the local chiefs within the greater Accra area and later replicated across other cities and regions across the country to boost more community involvement. This I believe is a good way to incite climate change and land restoration,” adds Dawuni who is also joining forces with Rita Marley and aligning both their foundation for a joint tree planting and environmental initiative in Ghana and across Africa.

Rita Marley, wife of Reggae Legend Bob Marley was recently honored by the Government of Jamaica with one of their highest national awards.

Dawuni, a Grammy nominee, has 7 studio albums to his credit with “Beats of Zion” being his latest. The album features guest appearances by Ghanian artists Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Wiyaala. The title track, “Beats of Zion” has an official video shot in Jamestown, Accra you can watch here