Bayelsa state government launches tree planting exercise

In pursuant to reclaiming the natural environment lost to indiscriminate human activities, the Bayelsa state government has launched the tree planting exercise in the New Yenagoa City, Onopa.

The exercise was done in furtherance to a declaration made by the State Governor, Douye Diri during the international day for Forestry in Peace Park last year.

The Governor who was represented by the state commissioner for environment Mr. Iselema Gbaranbiri noted the essence of this exercise is not only to Green the Bayelsa environment but to deal with climate change by way of carbon sequestration.

According to him, the prosperity government has engaged the services of Pure Green Africa Initiative to plant eight thousand trees while the State Ministry of Environment’s takes charge of over two thousand.

Mr. Gbaranbiri while stating that the Ministry midwife’s the process, urged Bayelsans to support  the laudable initiative of the government, stating that so much funds have been committed by government to the course and should be encouraged to thrive.

Those who participated in the tree planting ceremony are the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Waripamo Amaitari, Director Forestry, Mr. Festus Egba, Head Of Department Climate Change, Mr. Ere Wakedei-Davidson,  Director, Trees for tomorrow, Dr. Okolo Bathalomew and other directors from New Yenagoa city Board and Bayelsa state environmental sanitation authority amongst others.