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100 People certificated on forest management workshop

100 People certificated on forest management workshop

A two-day workshop has been held at the Kamakwie Town Hall 24th and 25th August 2010.

The workshop was organized by Young Green Women Sierra Leone .The theme of the workshop was to promote sustainable forest management aimed at promoting biodiversity conservation, peace building and knowledge sharing in protected areas of Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Welcoming participants at the workshop, the Paramount Chief of the Kamakwie Chiefdom, PC Kandeh Luseni III admonished participants to treat the workshop with the utmost seriousness it deserved and make meaning contributions to develop the chiefdom. He admitted how impressed he was that the workshop was hosted in his chiefdom.

Mr. Michael Mansaray, a forest guard disclosed that tobacco plantation destroyed the forest because people felled trees to burn the tobacco.

He warned people against over using the country’s natural resources and instead advised citizens to adopt respect for them.

Speaking on peace building and knowledge sharing, Mr. Eddie Mansaray called on the people to have respect for the rule of law as lawlessness in the community is a cause for concern to all.

A facilitator, Mr. Salieu B. Sesay, presented a lecture on how to protect biodiversity conservation. He called on all to protect national habitat as there is immense benefit from the environment.

He warned the people to desist from hunting or dynamite blasting.

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