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Civil Servants Plant Mangroves Along Foreshore In Labasa

Civil Servants Plant Mangroves Along Foreshore In Labasa
Labasa civil servants plant mangrove at Vuo Village outside Labasa Town as part of climate change awareness week. Photo:COURTESY OF NEMANI TURAGAIVIU
September 29
11:00 2017

To make climate change awareness effective, more than 100 civil servants planted 300 mangroves at Vuo Village outside Labasa Town yesterday.

Northern Division Secretary based at Commissioner Northern’s office Soko Tuima said they chose to plant mangroves in this village as it was directly exposed to the sea.

“There was an empty muddy space facing the sea and located in front of the village posing a threat to the villagers,” Mr Tuima said.

“During the high tide especially when the sea is rough, the water flows into the nearby houses as this is a low lying area.

 

Advantages

“The advantage of planting mangroves will greatly help in the long run as it will hold water from pushing its way into the houses.

“The civil servants were happy taking their time out for this programme as it acted as a mitigator for climate change effects,” he said.

“Moreover, we have carried out more programmes in line with climate change awareness week such as the planting of 70 native trees at the Labasa botanical garden and conducted a clean-up campaign at the back street of Labasa town.

“We also organised a group of volunteers to collect rubbish along the Labasa river bank.

“There will be many more programmes and I would like to encourage everyone including the civil servants to make every effort to reduce climate change.”

Edited by Mohammed Ali

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