By Ramatoulie Jawo
The Gambia Police Force completed a nationwide tree planting that started at Fatoto PIU base in URR where dozens of Climate resilient trees were planted, said a statement by the police today.
The initiative supported by the Department of Forestry, National Environment Agency and other local partners is geared towards mitigating the devastating effects of Climate change, the statement added.
Twenty-one trees of different species were planted at the Basse police line and Bakadagi police station in Upper River Region; while 12 trees of different species were planted at Bansang Police Station and 10 in Fulabantang Police Station in the Central River Region; and dozens of edible and wild trees were planted around the premises of Farafenni Police Station, Kuntaya Police Station, Njaba Kunda Police Station and Ndungu Kebbeh Police Station in the North Bank Region, according to the statement.
Speaking during the exercise in Fatoto, URR Governor, Hon. Samba Bah hailed a ‘proactive policing system’ under the leadership of IGP Abdoulie Sanyang.
He noted that under IGP Sanyang, the GPF would continue to champion life-changing initiatives like this one.
“I’m honored and proud to be associated with this noble cause today’s ceremony is a clear indication that the GPF is not only involved in saving lives and properties but equally the livelihoods of the people.
“These trees to be planted here will benefit not only the police, but the Gambia in general. I encourage other departments of the government to emulate the police in restoring our environment, as enshrined in the famous Banjul Declaration,” Gov. Bah is quoted as saying in the statement.
Other speakers at the occasion include the Police Chief of Operations in URR, Chief Superintendent Yerro Mballow; Regional Forest Officer in URR, Mr. Bajo; Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang of NEA; and Inspector Alieu Jamanka, deputy police Spokesman.