By Mohamed Jaward Nyallay
It is common knowledge among many that felling trees for wood and charcoal destroys the environment. The government is expected to lead the country to a clean cooking energy source in the future but ironically it is one of the biggest users of wood and charcoal.
Most government-run kitchens in Sierra Leone use either firewood or charcoal; from military barracks, to hospitals to prisons.
According to Environmental Network News, every year Africa loses a forest cover equal to the size of Switzerland.