Keeping our environment clean
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
With the increasing use of technology and industries flourishing, the amount of pollution in our environment is increasing at a rapid pace. Therefore, keeping our environment clean is very important; so that the environment is well preserved for future generations. Water pollution and litter are considered to be two of the main causes of environmental health harzards.
contribution to keep the environment clean, the young people of the Old
Jeshwang Volleyball Clubconducted
a voluntary cleaning exercise on the road that linked the Gambia Technical
Training Institute (GTTI) with the Old Jeshwang Hospital, last Saturday. The
road has been used as a dumping site for a long time.
understand that our lives depend on it. With poor air and water quality, comes
poor soil and poor food quality. Bad food quality means no nutrients and this
leads to disease and our body stops functioning. It is also important for the
sake of the animals. Animals affect our lives as well.
Keeping the environment clean is also for future generations and respect for all living creatures. We are all connected, and we are all one.
It is already proven human technology, pollution (air, land and water) are all contributing to severe weather changes such as hurricanes and tsunamis.
councilor of Old Jeshwang Ward Sherriff Sarr said the cleaning exercise is a
worthy initiative that will go a long way in promoting health. He explained
that the area has been used as an illegal dumping site and that as the rainy
season approaches, they came together to discuss and came with this initiative. He advised
them to keep up the momentum, remain focus and close ranks for the way forward
of the club.
Jarju, public relations officer of the club noted that the club was formed some
eleven years ago by their elders and that they took it from their elders.
“Weregistered in 2008 at
the national league competion and in that year we won the championship,” he
informed He stated that they came up with the cleaning adding that the
community has been behind them in whatever they are doing, supporting them
financially and watching their matches. “We think we have lot to contribute
towards our community as youths” he stated.
Sohna Amie Jobe, resident of Old Jeshwang, described the members of the Volleyball Club as patriotic citizens, saying the clean-up excercisewould help nursing mothers, students and other road users avoid the air polution that have been caused by the rubbish.
Author: Omar Wally