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Director of Forestry Urges Government to Upgrade Kassewe Forest Reserve

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Director of Forestry Urges Government to Upgrade Kassewe Forest Reserve

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According to Leigh the plantation of the seedling in the cemetery is as a result of a called they received from the youth of Moyamba Junction wanting to do trees planting in the cemetery.

Kassewe Forest Reserve is a unique place in terms of conservation, disclosing that the forest was housing two activities Kassewe Soymeal and Civic Cultural aspect of the Kassewe Forest Reserve.

Mr. Leigh disclosed that the reserve was established in 1947, stating that it was helping the Sierra Leone government in terms of revenue generation wherein they have the soymeal and civic cultural aspect of the Kassewe forest reserve.

“This reserve was having well over 400 laborers and forestry staffs” Leigh said; adding that after the war the area have been devastated and abandon because there is no activities in the forest.

Mr. Leigh furthered that some of the building have been dilapidated and occupied by goats and sheep’s, stating that they want they government to look at the Kassewe reserve because of it potentials.   

According to the District Forest Officer Moyamba District Mary Giba Kassewe is gazetted forest which is set for reserve purposed, stating that the forest has been in existence since the colonial era.

“After forest was abandon after the war by people who were manning it” Giba said; furthered that people encroach into the forest and starting burning coals and illegal activities.

Giba noted that the major threat the forest is face with now is deforestation, stating that the place is now becoming grass land because people are cutting down tree in the forest.

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