Edition: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 8:03 AM
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.