As global efforts intensify to curb the effects of climate change, the National Youth Parliament Lower River Region (NYPLRR) together with partners over the weekend planted more than 500 trees in eastern Kiang village of Jasobo.
The exercise, according to the Regional Speaker Omar Nyang, was part of fulfilling a thematic mandate of the parliament which is; environmental protection and preservation. “We deemed it necessary to embark on this tree planting to basically protect our environmental cover from disasters and as parliamentarians we want to contribute our quarter in preserving our environment”.
The young Speaker said Jasobo was chosen for this maiden activity for the fact that it was recently hard-hit by a heavy storm that blew away many roofs in the village.
He said as parliamentarians they saw the activity as a means of protecting the village against subsequent disasters as the trees are expected to mature to serve as wind breakers.
He also expressed hope that a similar activity would be carried out by his team of young parliamentarians in other parts of the region.
He thanked all those who partnered them on this environmental preservation activity.
Present during the all-important activity were the Governor of the region, Chairman MansaKonko Area Council, Regional Youth Chairperson, youth parliamentarians among a host of villagers and others.