18 July 2006

Gambia: NAM Deplores Deforestation

Honourable Dawda Manneh, National Assembly Member (NAM) for the Nianija constituency, said the rapid rate of deforestation in the country is a cause for concern.

Honourable Manneh made this remark during the second sittings of the National Assembly, quoting an old adage "No tree, No life." He described trees as a major component of rainfall, emphasing the importance of trees in life.

The Nianija NAM, therefore, urged his fellow legislative members to legislate a vibrant law against man's indiscriminate felling of trees in the forest which, he said, is geared towards preserving and developing the forest cover.

He however told his collegues to create and promote the spirit of tree planting in their individual constituencies in the interest of the country and for generations to come.

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