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Fight Against Deforestation: CEPSDA Commemorates World Environment Day in Grand Style.

The Center for Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa ( CEPSDA) has undertaken a robust tree-planting exercise to mark the 2020 edition of the International Day of the Environment.

By Kesah Princely.

The Center for Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa ( CEPSDA) has undertaken a robust tree-planting exercise to mark the 2020 edition of the International Day of the Environment.

Saturday June 6 has remained a historic day for the people of Tole, a village in the outskirts of Buea, as they were schooled on the importance of nature proctection by a fourteen-man team from CEPSDA.

As part of its efforts to join in the fight against global warming, CEPSDA, a Buea based Non-govermental Organisation, groomed over 200 trees, planted close to 100 in Tole and shared the rest with other partner NGOs for continuous planting in other areas.

The local community applauded the initiative from the NGO and promised to effectively emmulate the pace set by CEPSDA.

CEPSDA set to plant over 100 trees

After saturday’s tree planting exercise, CEPSDA’s Director, Mr. Echochu Stephen, appreciated the massive participation of villagers in the project, while calling on them to protect the newly planted trees in order to live healthily.

“These trees will beautify your village, fight against global warming, prevent land erosion and provide shades during sunny days,” he said.

This is not the first time the Center for Peace and Sustainable Developement in Africa is carraying out a project in Tole. Months back, CEPSDA sesitized the population on the dangers of COVID-19 in a campaign that saw the distribution of face masks to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

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