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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Beakanyang director to Wuli community: Trees vital for human survival

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Addressing villagers at the commencement of its annual tree -planting exercise in the village of Nyakoi Kerewan, he elucidated: “As humans we rely on trees and their products for oxygen, water, wood, fruits and medicine which makes them very vital to our survival. It is therefore important that people plant more trees in our communities to, among other things, save the planet. This tree planting initiative that we are embarking on was supported by the Global Environment Facility Small Grant Progarm of UNDP. My organisation is therefore pleased to join hands with the communities in Wuli once more to plant one thousand trees this year .This  activity forms part of a 12-month project to mitigate the effects of climate change at community level. This project seeks to also empower local communities to play a lead role in climate change mitigation.   We should all work together to stop indiscriminate cutting down of trees because that is a serious cause for concern for Bekanyang.  

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Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Enaba Jabby of Kerewan thanked Beakanyang Kafo for the support and assured that they would provide the necessary care and protection for the trees. She disclosed that the land where the trees were planted in Kerewan belongs to the women and they would develop it for the future.

In Jah Kunda, a youth leader Ousman Makalo hailed Beakanyang for not only providing them with trees but fencing wires to protect their woodlands. 

Other speakers included the president of Beakanyang Mori Conteh and programme officer Tumani Danjo who both encouraged communities to take ownership of the trees.

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