Kinteh Kunda JannehYa Kambeng kafo plants 209 saplings of orange to boost food security

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Kinteh Kunda JannehYa Kambeng kafo on Saturday organised a tree planting exercise and held also a meeting with the community to review progress and challenges in implementing development projects.

The planting was held in Kinteh Kunda JannehYa in NBR.

The public relation officer of the kafo, Amadou Kinteh, who said the establishment of the kafo, was to support development of the village focusing on education, and protecting the environment called for collective efforts to encourage positive mind set of youths to plant fruit trees at their surroundings.

He disclosed that the kafohas provided 209 saplings of grafted orange of high breed worth (D36, 000) Thirty Six thousand dalasis.

The purpose was to provide trees to individuals to plant at their back yards and garden to mitigate the effects of climate change and restore lost forest cover.

Kinteh noted that the initiative aims to empower the community to inculcate individual tree planting at home and garden to enhance food and nutrition security.

Lamin Jawara, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry lauded Kinteh Kunda JannehYa Kambeng kafo for the foresight, noting that restoration and protection of the environment calls for the concerted effort of all.

He said planting of fruit trees would contribute to mitigate the effects of food security and enhance income level of individuals.

PS Jawara called on other communities to emulate Kinteh Kunda JannehYa Kambeng kafo in contributing to income and nutrition security.

Lang Conteh of PETRO GAS, the kafo adopted Father, praised the members for their resolve in improving the development of the village.

He presented 100 T Shirts for onward distribution to village football clubs and challenged members to embrace unity and cooperation among the people, noting that participation of people would contribute to sustainable management of environment.

Momodou B.K. Ceesay, Regional Disaster Management Coordinator and Lamin Bajo, Regional Forestry Officer for NBR, echoed similar sentiment and underscored that the initiative would mitigate effects of disasters and improve community resilience building on all form of disasters.

The event was graced by the Hon. National Assembly Member for Lower Baddibou, and a cross section of community. 

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh