On Saturday, 26 August 2017, the President of the Republic Faustin-Archange Touadéra presided over the national day of the tree in Bossembélé with the presence of personalities of the country but also other visitors from abroad.
This day of celebration of the tree, source of life normally took place on the last Saturday of the month of July. Its primary objective is to raise awareness among Central Africans of threats to our forest resources.
The theme of the day was “Tree, ethnic and cultural diversity”. The Head of State explained that the choice of this theme is in line with the reality of the country, which has ethnic and cultural diversity throughout the country.
He appealed to all the population to rise on one and the same voice in order to fight deforestation, one of the causes of the imbalance between man and nature.
Among other things, he urged the Minister of the Environment to promote Teak, a highly threatened noble and solid wood, which is a source of national income.
He then addressed directly to the populations and the non-governmental Organizations inviting them to become more involved in the valorisation of this vegetable richness which is the teak.
The town of Bossembélé has a population of 55,000 inhabitants and is located 157 kilometers north of Bangui, the coquette.