The event began with a durbar at Asikam Community Centre in Kyebi.
It was attended by, the Guest of Honour, Osabarima Marfo Kwabrani (Abontendomhene) and the 17-member Executive Council of the Kyebi area all representing His Majesty Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin as well as the chief of Asikam Osabarima Asante Owusu Adiome with his elders.
Speaking at the Durbar Ambassador Irchad Razaaly reported that “in the last years, EU supported projects have planted 300,000 trees in Ghana. 1.3 million more trees will be planted in the next years to reverse land degradation and re-green Ghana.” He further stressed the need to secure forests like Atewa, because of the irreplaceable services, like water, habitat for unique biodiversity
and climate amelioration services. He indicated the commitment of the EU in supporting with a study that will provide the necessary information to drive the development of green jobs in the Atewa Landscape for the teeming youth in the area.
The National Director of A Rocha Ghana as well as the representatives of CCAL all expressed their gratitude to the Okyenhene and the EU Delegation for the immense support and commitment to securing the Atewa Forest.
The guest of honour, Osabarima Marfo Kwabrani (Abontendomhene), expressed his appreciation and recognition accorded the Okyenhene as a committed environmentalist and conveyed the commitment of the Okyenhene in restoring Kwaebibirim (Atewa Forest), to its lost glory of the evergreen forest in the country.
 Cashew, Mango, Mahogany, Shea, Teak, rose wood, cassia, Ivory coast almond, weeping willow, Kapok and neem tree