BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
CENTRAL Islands Province (CIP) citizens thank Social Media’s famous Ngella Forum (NGF) Team for their efforts of carrying out awareness over the weekend on the effects of logging and mining.
The team that travelled went to Toga Village at Sandfly Passage carrying out also the signing of petition against anymore logging and mining prospect to take place in Ngella as negative impacts have been occurring from logging alone that has been operating at Ngella for some time now.
From report reaching Island Sun, hundreds of people including community leaders, women and students of young age as far as 8 years old had signed the petition giving their support to stop anymore logging or mining in their islands.
It is said that the mining and logging petition will cover the whole of Ngella and will be launched hopefully this coming weekend at Tulaghi Provincial Head Quarter.
All petition forms should be collected and compiled in the team meeting expected today, at the Coconut Cafe ready for the launching.
Ngella Forum’s Constitution will be launched by July this year as NGF encourages young educated graduates and secondary students from Ngella and everyone as a whole to join the Forum in order to give ideas contributing to issues that affect Ngella and its livelihood.
“We must stop logging and mining because they do not go together. This is our chance to protect our land and future,” said NGF.
Community leaders on behalf of their communities, as well as members of NGF have acknowledged the NGF Team for their stand to fight for the people of Ngella through such matters.
On behalf of the team travelling to Toga village last weekend, NGF also thanks Ngella Forum members and locals for their assistance in one way or the other towards the recent trip.
With no time to lose, it is understood that NGF is now walking the talk.