UDP STUDENTS’ WING SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THE PLANTING OF OVER ONE HUNDRED MANGO SEEDLINGS IN WULI KUWONGKUNDING,FADIYA KUNDA AND JAH KUNDA RESPECTIVELY.

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UDP STUDENTS’ WING SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THE PLANTING OF OVER ONE  HUNDRED MANGO SEEDLINGS IN WULI KUWONGKUNDING,FADIYA KUNDA AND JAH KUNDA RESPECTIVELY.

The United Democratic Party’s Students’ Wing on the 7th September 2019, embarks on its much awaited tree planting exercise otherwise called the Big Bang Initiative in the above named villages in Wuli West.The tree planting initiative is in fulfillment of the one-year master plan of actions that has been carefully crafted by the leadership of the Wing in order to take the center stage in developing the Gambia to a nation that would be desired by all and the United Democratic Party. The exercise was implemented in a bottom top process which primarily witnessed the engagement of the indigenes in both villages to take the lead in the crusade in laying down proper foundation in order to prevent our environment from severe potential global warming and environmental degradation.


Speaking on the sideline of the indelible activity, Amadou Kora who led scores of supporters of the United Democratic Party all the way from  Basse in order to give an enlarged participation base to the Students’ Wing as well as beneficiaries during the planting, hailed the Students’ Wing for coming up with such a great initiative. He acknowledged the shortage of trees in Wuli much especially eatable ones like mangoes and oranges. He said members in these satellite communities who are virtually elbowed and neglected by the government in areas of development, needs such well-thought initiatives. Equally, he elaborated on the significance of trees for both humanity and the environment ; “Trees can be utilized for medications,it could be eaten,it could provide shed to the people especially during a scorching sun etc. In this respect, he challenged the beneficiaries to take a very good care of the planted seedlings up to the stage of maturity. An amount of 30 mango seedlings was handed to Mr Kora to be given to the two football teams in Basse that are supposed to play a final in which he (Mr Amadou Kora) has been invited to witness the game as the chief guest of honor .


Falang Sonko, KMC regional chairman who accompanied the leadership of the Students’ Wing to Wuli also applauded the Wing for maintaining the highest characteristics of leadership qualities cum decorum in their quest to selling the policies and programs of the party to the electorates. He said politics is not just about making mere demagogic statements and fomenting enmity among opposing camps but to chart a pathway that would be symbolic and beneficial to nation building. He said they did all what they are supposed to do in making UDP the biggest political party in the Gambia which they have succeeded in doing so, but now the young people need to take the driving seat in moving the party through the corridors of power using superior logic.” The United Democratic Party has witnessed significant improvements and a positive paradigm shift since the coming into force of the Students’ Wing in terms of increased support base from the masses as well as making the policies of the party known to the general populace”. Karim Touray a native of Wuli also an adviser to the Students’ Wing commended the leadership of the Wing for their steadfastness and determination in all their endeavors. He thanked all those who have a stake in both villages for their unflinching support and collaboration in making the dreams of this memorable day a reality. Also in attendance was the chairman of Wuli West, Afang Baba Sawo whose happiness about the timely intervention by the Students’ Wing in identifying his communities as beneficiaries was immeasurable. He firmly promised the leadership of the Students’ Wing that the seedlings will be carefully looked after.

The three communities were later asked to each provide one person who would be paid on monthly basis by the Students’ Wing to look after the planted seedlings for a period of  two years.

Hundreds of indigenes both men and women from all the three villages left all their farm works and different daily routines in recognition of the tree planting exercise. The activity was also punctuated with lots of fanfare inducement with community womens drumming and dancing in order to boost the agility of their men counterparts. Meanwhile, a similar activity is set to take place in Baddibu, Nort Bank Region on the 13th September, 2019.

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