The Zwedru City Corporation or ZCC, in collaboration with the county local authorities, will conclude an assessment tour aimed at identifying new streets, unwanted dump sites, communities without hand pumps and unoccupied public land.
Acting Zwedru City Mayor Betty Breeze Dorr told this paper, that the exercise will help the ZCC in writing project proposals to partners about the actual needs of the Corporation.
She said local authorities participating in the inspection included the Development Superintendent, Land Commissioner, Land Surveyor, as well as Forestry Development Authority, the LNP and UNMIL.
According to Madam Breeze Dorr, six of the nine zones in Zwedru were assessed during Wednesday and yesterday’s (Thursday), while the rest will be completed today (Friday).
She said the Zwedru City Corporation recently received a letter from the FDA, asking for a parcel land in the City to plant trees that will be used as ‘seedling nursery’ for Grand Gedeh County.
Philip Jokolo, Regional Forester of Sector Four (4) of the FDA confirmed the communication, adding that Zwedru has been chosen to host the observance of the National Tree Planting Celebration on May 14, 2010. He said this year’s celebration is expected to plant about 2,500 trees at selected areas in Zwedru.
“They would serve as ‘nursery’ from where transplanting will be done in other part of Grand Gedeh,” the FDA Official said.
He noted that his office was using the joint assessment of Zwedru to sensitize the people and residents to take the message of everyone planting at least a tree on May 14, 2010 in his or her yard.