WILL-SL with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security held a tree planting exercise with an environment protection campaign at the Hamilton Community and the Guma Valley Water Catchment Area on Saturday 18th June 2016. Held on the theme “Plant a tree now to save Salone”, over two thousand trees were planted after an official opening ceremony at the Hamilton Community Center were speaker after speaker commended the organization for taking the bold step on environment protection.
Abu Bakarr Sidique Daramy is the Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture. He told the gathering that the country is currently faced with the problem of deforestation, which has led to climate change. Mr. Daramy who was chairing the ceremony named bush burning and cutting down trees as leading to health and environmental problems. “We must plant more trees to clean the atmosphere,” he said, and added that saving a forest would enhance much economic income for the community and the nation through carbon credit. Mr. Daramy said the people of Hamilton and Guma Valley Catchment Community must count themselves lucky for having such an event.