May 16, 2011, 1:43 PM
The community of Limbambulu Yamadou in the Wuli West District of Upper River Region recently conducted a massive tree planting.
Seedlings for the planting were provided by Beakanyang Kafo in aid of the exercise that marked the end of the 2013 tree-planning activities of the organization.
The trees planted were mainly fruit which included cashew, mangoes and Gmalina species.
The seedlings were planted at various locations in and around the village including the community woodland garden.
Speaking on the occasion, Tumani Danjo, president of the group, thanked the community for their active participation and the hospitality accorded his team.
He assured the community of his organisation’s continued support to the development of the village, while urging them to take proper care of the seedlings.
According to him, the activity formed part of their 12-month climate change mitigation project being funded by Global Environment Facility, a Small Grants Programme of the UNDP.
“By December 2013, this particular project will phase out but we do know that its success story will remain useful and beneficial to communities like yours,” Mr Danjo said.
For his part, Nfamara Jawneh, project coordinator of Beakanyang, said that this year the organization has planted five thousand trees in six communities in Wuli West district including Limbambulu.
He spoke at length about the importance of trees to human beings while encouraging the people of Limbambulu to do everything humanly possible to ensure the plants are well protected from harm.
Mr Jawneh also thanked the regional forestry office in Basse under the leadership of Kebba Jammeh for their technical support.
He assured communities of his organization’s readiness to plant more trees in the region, while calling on them to preserve and conserve their environment.
Speaking earlier, Limbambulu Yamadou Alkalo Fodalimang Fatty said they were overwhelmed by the support being rendered by Beakanyang and promised they would take good care of the planted trees.