The Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, launched a mass tree planting exercise to mark the boundaries of the Tamale Campus of the University and the University’s lands at Gbanyamni, also a suburb in Tamale.
The exercise saw support and participation of various departments and units of the University such as the Estate Directorate, the Works and Physical Development Directorate (WPD) and the University Relations to ensure the success of it.
The Dean of the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Dr. Elliot Alhassan indicated that, this exercise was not only for the purpose of beautification but also to deter encroachers on the University’s lands. Dr. Alhassan was optimistic that, the exercise would in the course of time, be carried out in the various campuses of UDS and on all lands acquired by the University.
Present to plant the first tree for the entire exercise was the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye. Prof. Teye emphasized the need for such an exercise and encouraged the entire UDS Community to get involved and make the exercise a success. “The Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment has initiated this and rightly so but it is incumbent on all of us to support this initiative so as to safeguard our lands” he entreated.
Notably present were Surv. Dr. Akibu Abdulai, Director of Estates, Ing. Samuel Abiko, Director, WPD and the Mrs. Sauda Belko-Sulemanah, Head, University Relations.
Source: University Relations