Trees4prosperity- Social Entrepreneurship
MOHAMED TAYYIB BAH
Mr. Bah is known as a man that has great passion for trees.
This vibrant and an energetic Sierra Leonean left this country 20 years ago and decided to return in 2017 and establish his own tree planting business. He has had a passion for tree planting since he was a boy.
At the of age of five, he would go in the bush and make a garden their just to plant trees. Later on, when his family built a house he planted all the economic tress in their backyard. One of his most favorite quote is ask “not what your country can do for you but what can you do for your country?”
On his return to Sierra Leone, his ambition is to start planting tree which he thinks is a good thing for the country, and with trees planting he will be able to beautify the country. Further, tree planting with greenery will also help in reforesting the country ecosystem and he will be engaging youth and communities. For instance, schools and universities in various field to adapt the culture of planting trees and by so doing, he will protect the country from deforestation which has led to disaster lately like the landscape and flooding.
It is worth noting that some of tree species fight against insect like the neem-tree which is also a medicine for human beings. There are other species that can protect the country ecosystem as well said Mr. Bah.
As for now, Mr Bah has over over 100,000 seeds which 80,000 are at his nursery at Kent village which waiting to be transplanted to various locations.
He has served this country since 1984 by then he was a police officer before he went to Germany in 1997-2000 and he has been in other country as well. He wants to give back to his country, he believes in the saying that “ask not what your country can do for you but what can you do for your country?” so in that, he want to give back to his country.
Mohamed El Tayyib-Bah
+232 79 515 007
Report written by Bilkissu Jalloh
O woow, this is a fantastic idea, our country needs such project….tree planting all over the country especially in the city and our universities and schools can not only add beauty, it has a lot of health beanefits as well…..I’m really looking forward to our government and international partners to give keen consideration to this great idea in the form of a project.
Thank you Madam Bilkissu for such a report/article
Very nice one . Keep it up