I Witness: The Green Saturday

Some youths went out on Saturday the 6th of April to demonstrate and burn used tries and clash with the security authorities. They gave a “negative” picture for their homeland, which is being targeted by enemies from inside and outside. On the other hand a number of youths from both sexes went out to the streets to do a completely different work. They were involved in the “Saturday Initiative” which was launched 19 weeks ago. The initiative aims at using the youths in cleaning the streets, collecting the garbage and helping in the environmental reform. The state minister in Khartoum government, Dr. Al-Tijani Al-Asam, the chairman of the Civilization Promotion Bureau launched the initiative some time ago.
He called for making use of the energies of the youths in carrying out the initiative. He said that the initiative came in the first place as a response to some initiatives offered by some youth circles. They aimed at making a substantial difference in the field of the environmental reform. He called upon the media organs to help in promoting the idea among the public. The main target of the initiative is to change the “negative attitude” of the public towards the issue of garbage collection and other social conducts. We want to create a “new culture” among the ordinary citizen on how to deal with this kind of things. The campaign is headed by the commissioners and ministers of the state of Khartoum. It covers the seven municipalities of the state; although the initiative started 19 weeks ago, but it has a special significance now.
It comes to coincide with the current situations. The President of the republic said just two days ago that the youths are the future of Sudan. He called for “listening” to them and giving them a chance to participate in the development of their country. The past weeks and this week gave the practical proof of the feasibility of the idea before the initiative. Hundreds of youths, students and women participated in the “Green Saturday”. They showed great enthusiasm and talent in the implementation of the initiative. The commissioners of the seven municipalities of the state were in the streets early in the morning at the head of the volunteers. The initiative is to be transferred to the other 17 states. All the facilities and the logistic supports for the initiative have been provided and secures by the state.

Abdul Rahman AL-Zuma

Abdul Rahman AL-Zuma

I Witness Email: zumma1888@gmail.com

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