Kiir kick starts 100million trees planting Project
President Salva Kiir Mayardit has today Thursday 17th June 2021, launched a decade of ecosystem restoration in the Country which will kick-start with the declaration of the planting of one hundred (100) million trees across South Sudan in a period of ten years.
According to the statement seen by NCMP on the presidency Facebook page, the project was launched by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to commemorate World Environment Day.
The belated celebration was attended by many government officials. World Environment Day is often celebrated on 5th June every year. The day enables us to raise awareness about environmental issues and to encourage ourselves to take care of our surrounding environment.
Addressing the gathering at the occasion, President Salva Kiir Mayardit called upon the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to work in collaboration with the City Council of Juba to address plastic bottles and other waste in the Nile River and on the Juba streets once and for all to protect the Nile River as the source of South Sudanese livelihoods and to make sure Juba is clean.
The President urged UN agencies, NGOs, and Civil society organizations to join hands with the government in tackling the dangers of plastic pollution and other environmental challenges. In his statement, he urged the public to preserve and protect the environment, adhering to proper waste disposal.
The president also use the occasion to launch different initiatives embarked on by the ministry.