The event “Vakuf Olive Month”, organized by the Islamic Community (IC) Bar and the Old Bar Dzemat Committee, has started in Old Bar.
Until September 15, as part of the event, olive groves will be arranged in vakuf IC Bar - Gusta, Gvozden brijeg, Marovici, Dzidzharin and Zaljevo, which will be rejuvenated with new olive groves.
Opening the event, the vice-resident of Bar Municipality, Radomir Novakovic, expressed his satisfaction that last year's good results were achieved.
"You have done your best to show that you are taking care of what has been left to you, and that you care to leave it in a better condition to the future generations. You have accepted a great job and I wish you a happy and successful work," added Novakovic.
President of Dzmet-Vakuf Board of Stari Bar, Fahrudin Zaganjor, said that EUR 23,500 was raised last year in money and donations, that "work was done throughout the winter," and that over 90 percent of vakuf parcels had been cleared during the first event.
He added that two months ago, the cadastre registration of Vakuf plots "on which we counted all the trees" was completed.
"We have 3,145 olive roots, of which a hundred new ones were planted in 2018. Last year, the emphasis was on landscaping the plot Veliko Dabanovo, where there were about a hundred overgrown trees. We also fertilized olive groves, over two thousand roots, as well as the sanitary cutting of 300 trees. We have leased 460 olive roots for a long-term lease, with the obligation of tenants to look after them as their own, we also purchased an off-road vehicle for maintaining all olive groves in vakuf, and we also upgraded the design of a bottle of vakuf olive oil, which is a significant source of revenue for us," Zaganjor presented the results of last year's action.
He said this year would be followed by "a broad action over the next five weekends", which is opened by fencing works on the plot Gvozden brijeg, supplying water and electricity and preparing the ground for planting another 300 olives.
"We will purchase 400 olive tree seedlings of three to five years of age, which will be fruitful each year. On the plot Zaljevo, which was cleared and built last year, we will plant a hundred new seedlings on 5,000 square meters. Olive groves Gusta, Marovici and Dzidzarin will be arranged," they added. The activists of NGO “Orijent” will arrange a plot of land near Kurila, which this NGO has leased.
IC Bar has the most olive trees in Montenegro, which it received as a gift from believers in vakuf. Vakuf is one of the most important institutions of Islamic culture and the religious community, as a material good that human and noble people have extracted from their property and donated to the community for the benefit of all people.
Text by Radomir Petric, on August 15th, 2019, read more at Vijesti