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Gambia: Nyambai Forest Park Can Generate Hundreds of Jobs for Gambians If Desecrations Stop

Sumary of Gambia: Nyambai Forest Park Can Generate Hundreds of Jobs for Gambians If Desecrations Stop:

  • In quest to return Nyambai Forest Park back to its glorious days to continue provide for the needs of the community and its surroundings, activists and environmentalists among others have proffered that desecrations of the forest park should stop.
  • Nyambai Forest located in Brikama, West Coast Region is one of the government reserved parks established over six decades ago and covers over 200 hectares.
  • According to some concerned residents in the area, Nyambai Forest in its hey days was a well managed forest park.
  • “It was such a profitable place for the government, which provided timber for building, while the Coca Cola crates and other furniture were made of wood from the forest.
  • ” They noted also that from the forest, timbers were exported for making matches;
  • firewood for cooking, paling fences and charcoal were made from the off cuts wood of the forest, too.

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