Aug 14, 2009, 7:03 AM
According to the Director of Forestry, Abdoulie Sanneh, who alongside the minister of Forestry Jatto Siilah form part of the Gambian delegation to
The high-power Gambian government delegation to the UN General Assembly is led by the Vice President Dr Aja Isatou Njie Saidy.
Speaking to this reporter shortly before their departure, the director of Forestry said their mission to
Mr Sanneh added that looking at the number of countries in the world, for The Gambia to win this award is a great achievement for the nation.
He said the main purpose of them going to
The Director went further to express delight and appreciation for identifying The Gambia among the countries to win the award.
He said this was as a result of the country having a dynamic leader, who is very much concerned about the environment.
He spoke of the management of our forests, especially at the level of the community forest parks, where it is well-managed, adding that the communities have taken ownership of their forest parks.
Director Sanneh added that for The Gambia to be among the top three countries in the world is as a result of the collective efforts of all well-meaning Gambians.
Due to the proper management of our forests, most members of the community are generating income from their forest parks, he continued.
He further thanked the World Future Council in
He said it was due to the encouragement given to them by the
According to the director, the event is expected to take place on Wednesday 21st September 2011 in
“We will continue to redouble of our efforts to raise the