Youth Movement (GYM), a youth-led organisation in Gunjur, Kombo South over the
weekend planted about 1,000 trees along the main highway in the community. The
exercise was conducted under the theme: One man one tree initiative.
The exercise which has witnessed the Environment Minister, press secretary at the office of the president, majority leader of the National Assembly, Deputy British high commissioner, village Alkalo, women groups, environmentalists, members of Occupy BAC youth movement and various youth organisations.
Sulayman Bojang, coordinator of the youth movement highlighted the significance of trees, saying the exercise is not only meant at support in regaining the country’s lost vegetation cover but to also add in the natural beautification of the natural environment.
He said the movement has been active towards environmental regeneration by taking an active part in tree planting exercises along the community’s coastline and other cleaning activities. “This is the first time we are embarking on such massive tree planting exercise in the community,” he said.
He appealed to the government to support and encourage initiatives that are geared towards rejuvenating the country’s forest cover, while arguing that most of the present vegetation will soon be at risk if the government fails to take active responsibility.