Sunday, April 23, 2023
The President of the North West Regional Assembly, Prof. Fru Fobuzshi ANGWAFO III, has called on the population of the Region to uphold good practices that seek to preserve our environment and promote climate impact, so as to avoid the short comings of Global warning.
Prof. Fru Angwafo III was speaking during the opening of the 10th ordinary session of the North West Regional Assembly that took place at Up Station Bamenda, from April 17 -20, 2023.
The said session was dedicated to the presentation of accounts, presentations on the state of the Region by the Representative of the State, Governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique, the performance of the Regional
Executive Council presented by the Regional Assembly boss, Prof Fru Angwafo III, and adoption of the Regional Development Plan among other key issues.
Prof. Fru Angwafo III, stated that the environment is fast depreciating due to man’s unpleasant activities which are very dangerous to humanity and future generations.
He further listed a series of disasters that have greatly affected the region, with the most renowned of them being the floods in the Nwa and Widikum that left many houses and properties destroyed; the storms in Oku that brought down many houses, vegetation and food crops etc. He proceeded with the constant floods in some parts of the Region that make life very difficult for its inhabitants. This is because of the poor waste management, poor house planning, bush fires, land reclamations and agriculture malpractices etc.
The Regional Assembly boss, during the 10th ordinary session of the House, took out time to decry such environmental malpractices and urged councillors of the house to educate, uneducate and re-educate inhabitants on the dangers of all such malpractices practices.
He also called on the population to practice healthy climate and environmental preservation measures in order to sustain the ecosystem. He says all should implement the afforestation and re-afforestation policy so that our Region won’t bleed or suffer tremendous Environmental and Climate hazards in the future.
It is against this backdrop that the Regional Assembly through its Executive Council President, joined the administration of the Region on Thursday April 21, 2023, in planting trees; an exercise that marked world Forestry day. The Regional Assembly urges the population to uphold good practices of preserving our environment and promoting positive climate change impacts by planting more trees - one family, one tree.
By Ngene Sandra