By Amin Kef Sesay
With support from the Ministry of Finance and the UNDP Global Environmental Finance (GEF) Project, the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and the National Tourist Board have been championing the cleaning of seaweed and environmental waste on the beaches.
Seaweed is the common name for countless species of marine plants and algae that grow in the ocean as well as in river, lakes, and other water bodies. During the raining season, seaweeds are predominantly found on our attractive beaches, especially Lumley beach.
Despite the challenges in cleaning the beaches during the rains, the Ministry and the Board have been engaged in series of cleaning exercise to mitigate the impact of seaweeds on our beaches.
As the Ministry and Agency responsible for the cleaning of the beach, the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and the National Tourist Board are intensifying their efforts in ensuring that our beaches are free from seaweed and other environmental wastes.
In order to achieve that, they are calling on the private sector and other sector players to join the relentless drive in removing seaweeds off our beaches.