(Thursday, 5th September 2019 Issue)
The Village Development Committee (VDC) of Sanyang, in partnership with Sanyang Youth Tesito Association (SYTA) and the community’s Scout Band, over the weekend conducted tree planting exercise along the coastal village’s highway. Several youth and women groups within the community have participated in it.
Lamin Bojang, VDC Chairman said the tree planting exercise will help retain the lost forest cover, adding that the area has been known for its vast vegetation cover which has been gradually destroyed by human activities.
He said a partnership between the VDC and various community associations in making sure there is a successful implementation of the tree planting exercise has already shown a positive cordial relationship that exist between the village committee and other organisations.
“We are very much thankful for cordial relationships that exist between the village committee and the local associations. I think that will help create fast development space for the entire community. So, I am appealing to everyone to take ownership of the community’s development,” he said.
Coordinator of SYTA, Yusupha Jassey advised the young people to be steadfast in the development of the community, stating that as youths, they should lead the development of their community.