Methodist mission embarks on tree planting exercise
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
The Methodist Mission Agricultural Programme, recently embarked on tree planting exercise at Jamali Kebba Jobe Village, in the Sami district, Central River Region north.
In his remarks shortly after the exercise, the mission's agricultural extension worker, Balla Musa Colley, called on the people of the area to promote activities that will reduce the rate of environmental degradation, noting that serveral environmental factors affect agricultural production. He spoke at length on the benefits of the forest, citing the protection of the soil against destruction and wind erosion as well as the improvement of rainfall patterns. Colley thanked the Future In Our Hands (FIOH) for providing fencing materials.
The chief of Sami, Kibboh Leigh, urged his people to redouble their efforts in the protection and prevention of the forest against bush fires and exploitation of the forest resources. He commended the Methodist Mission for their efforts in the restoration of the forest. Similar exercises were also conducted at Kerr Sait Maram ,Dobo and Chargel Lower Basic Schools in the Central River Region.
Author: By Lamin SM Jawo