The Forestry Department, in collaboration with the Patriotic Youth Association for the Development of Foni Bondali District, planted 360 trees at Bondali Primary School in the West Coast region. Trees planted include mangoes, oranges, cashews, eucalyptus. The planting exercise is in response to the call by the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, during this year’s dialogue with the popular tour, for forest department officials to plant trees. in the school premises in order to make the school environment green.
Sutay Colley, representative of the Chief of Foni Bondali, thanked the villagers and the youth of Foni Bondali for their great participation in the tree planting exercise. He noted that President Jammeh’s call for Gambians to plant trees is for environmental sustainability and for posterity. Collie urged the school to protect the planted trees and thanked the director of forests for the initiative. Babucarr Badjie, a senior forestry officer, replacing the forestry officer for the West Coast region, congratulated the participants for their positive response to the tree planting exercise. He took the opportunity to call on Gambians to heed the president’s call to “come back to the land” and plant more trees for environmental sustainability.
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