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ENVIRONMENT:Minister Moses Vilakati urges Malindza residents not to cut and destroy trees.

Sunday, 11th June, 2023

MALINDZA: Moses Vilakati, the Minister of Tourism and Environmental Affairs has urged the community of Malindza to desist from cutting down trees, government online platforms have reported.

The Minister was speaking during a tree planting campaign on Friday where one hundred and thirty(130) indigenous trees and two hundred and eighty(280)tree seedlings were handed over to the Malindza Umphakatsi.

This was part of the European Union(EU) Green Week reforestation activities, the  Ministry collaborated with the EU and environmental group Yibutse Green Action.

“As the Government, we strongly believe that the Umphakatsi will take a leading role in ensuring that the trees are taken care of and they are not cut for short-term gains. Today, we are all saying, we do not want to see people cutting down trees for sale on the roadside but we want to see more trees being planted here in Malindza.Trees play a very important role in our lives that include reducing the impacts of climate change, purifying the air that we breathe, and also preventing air and water pollution.Trees also play a role in the recycling of water to produce rain and the massive growing of trees around Malindza can help improve the climate of the area,”said the Environment Minister.


ENVIRONMENT:Minister Moses Vilakati urges Malindza residents not to cut and destroy trees.
Minister of Tourism and Environmental Affairs Moses Vilakati planting a tree as part of the EU Green Week reforestation activities(pic Gov).