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Bamenda III Council Recruits Students To Plant Trees 

By Chris Mbunwe

— Over 50 students drawn from Bamenda III Subdivision have been offered holiday jobs of planting trees for the month of July.

In a release signed by the Mayor of Bamenda III, Cletus Fongu, the students are going to plant thousands of trees to fight climate change.

Mayor Fongu said each student will earn FCFA 25.000 by the end of the exercise, which according to him will reduce the burden and stress parents go through sending children back to school.  “My prayer is that this token should not end in a bar, or in some useless activity other than the purchase of school items,” he said.

Fongu expressed optimism that, by next year, the students’ take home package will actually take the students home, provided decentralisation process moves faster than it is now. It would be recalled that the tree planting exercise started last year.

First published in The Post print edition no. 01354


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