[one_third][/one_third]Nkambe Council in the Northwest Region and Trees for the Future Cameroon have signed a partnership that seeks to improve on the quality and quantity of drinking water in the Nkambe municipality. The memorandum of understanding was signed between Nkambe Council, Trees for the Future Cameroon (TFTF) Program and Sustainable Run for Development (SURUDEV).
According to the memorandum, Trees Cameroon provided Nkambe Council with over 500,000 seeds of different species; Acacia, Leucaena and Prunus, while Nkambe Council would be responsible for planting of the seeds around water catchments under the supervision of SURUDEV and Trees Cameroon.
Other tree species to be donated to Nkambe Council include Grevillia and Guatemala.
After an assessment trip to the catchment areas and identifying the site for the establishment of the nursery, both parties agreed on the long-term goal of the project.
According to the CEO of SURUDEV, their goal is to resolve the perennial water problem that has plagued Nkambe municipality in the recent past.
“It is our fervent wish that at the end of this project, kids will no longer have to trek long distances to join queues in front of lazy taps in this municipality,” he said.
Lauding the effort of both institutions, the Nkambe Council personnel in charge of the environment, Langi David, sounded optimistic that the water problem in his municipality would be outdated.
Langi pledged the commitment of his council to take proper care of the trees through the construction of a good nursery and regular follow-up of the trees upon transplanting.
“You can be rest assured that your effort and concern for our community will not be wasted,” Langi said.
Trees for the Future Cameroon understands that without water, crops would not do well. The program, therefore, encourages the improvement of soil health and the protection of water catchment points through regular technical support.
By Blaise Jumbam