While in Mosorie, the Information and Education Officer Fatmata Bakarr Sesay encouraged the people to reduce and control the way they use fire.
Every year wildfire accidents have drastically increased in this district of more than 10 communities and have burnt down hundreds of households this year alone.
According to Madam Sesay the sensitization in the district is as a result of rampant bushfires in the district; citing that they want to see the problem and causes of wildfires solved in addition to raising awareness to educate the residents on how they can reduce wild or bush fire incidents.
Madam Sesay went on to say that most of the affected villages have farmlands close to their villages which is wrong and that their method of slash and burn faming which they normally practice has the possibility of escalating wild or bush fires.
Madam Sesay further urged the residents to start using swamp methods of faming because it will help them have more yields compared to the slash and burn method, adding that the slash and burn method kill and reduce soil nutrients and other biodiversity plants and animals in the environment.
“This slash and burn farming method has many implications ranging from climate change, health problems among others,” Madam Sesay said, adding that the swamp farming will help them have harvests two or three times yearly.
Even though the cause of the fire incidents is unknown the victims are sharing the same common problem of having no food to eat, no shelter to sleep, no clothes to wear, and no seeds to embark on farming.