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550 Plants Planted on Gambia/Senegal Border

Aug 13, 2008, 6:49 AM | Article By: By Lamin B. Darboe in Basse

The regional forestry officer for Upper River Region, Matarr Badjen Lai, has disclosed to The Point that 550 cassi siemea plants were planted on the Gambia/Senegal border last week.

The planting exercise was spearheaded by Musa Molloh youth's kaffo of Kuba Kunda Village and their counterparts in Kunkande Village in the Southern region of Cassamance. Mr. Badjen told The Point that the planting of cassia siemea trees marked the launch of a tree planting exercise in the Upper River Region. He said the tree planting was witnessed by the deputy governor of URR, Momodou S. Kah, pref. of Wellingara in Senegal, Mr. Mbega, and border security forces in the boarder stations at Bajara in Senegal and Sabi in The Gambia.

Mr. Badjen also informed The Point that his office supplied plants to Koro-Jula-Kunda, Mankamang Kunda, Ndimbou and Sare Ndonfo villages to develop their village wood lots. According to Mr. Badjen, nursery plants were provided to the villages of Taibatou, Medina-Koto and Kerewan in the Wuli West district of the Nyakoi Cluster. He called on the people of Upper River Region to request more plants from his office at Mansajang Kunda for planting in their localities.