Over 1000 trees planted as GYM embarked upon the third phase of operation Green-up Gunjur crusade
Updated: Aug 23
Environment: 22 August | GunjurOnline
Gunjur Youth Movement (GYM) under the leadership of youth and environmental activist, Sulayman Bojang have successfully planted 1023 of seventeen indeginious plants earlier today in the “Operation Green Up Gunjur” project which started about three years ago.
The massive tree planting exercise saw a cross section of the community attend the annual exercise. This year‘s event which is the third edition was also attended by key stakeholders including Operation Green Up Gambia officials, Roheyatou GaloGambia, Gunjur Ward Councillor Hon. Momodou Charreh Gibba, Barrister Lamin J. Darbo among other distinguished personalities.
The tree planting drive shaw the following local variety plants stationed at various strategic locations around Gunjur beach front and in the immediate bushes.
Fatima Janneh, Vice Chair of the Gunjur Youth Movement has this to say about today’s event:
Names of the types of trees planted both in English/botanical and as they are locally known:
English name ; Velvet tamarind
Local name ; Kosito
English name :Silk cotton tree
Local name : Bantango
English name :African locust been
Local name : Netto
English name : Baobab
Local name : Sitoo
English name :Dry zone mahogany
Local name : Jallo
Botanical name : Landollphia heudelotii
Local name : Foley
Botanical name :
Local name: Kabaa
English name: Coconut
Local name: Coco
English name: Bamboo
Local names: Bambo
Reacting to the success of today‘s event, Sulayman Bojang, Chairman of Gunjur Youth movement thanked individuals and companies both in The Gambia and in the diaspora for contributing to the success of the project in one way or the other.
Some photos of the GYM tree planting