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Yibutse Green Action partners with UNDP, Mbabane Manicipality and Eswatini Environment Authority(EEA),trains journalists on environmental protection reporting.

Thursday, 20th June, 2024

MBABANE:Musa Ndlangamandla,the Executive Director of Yibutse Green Action says the workshop organized in partnership with the United Nations Development Program(UNDP), the Mbabane Manicipality and the Eswatini Environment Authority(EEA) seeks to capacitate journalists on environmental reporting.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Thursday,Ndlangamandla said the media reaches a wide audience and therefore,capacitating journalists “is another way of creating environmental preservation awareness”.

Journalists from almost all media houses including the print,broadcast and online are attending an environmental workshop at Sibebe Resort, the workshop started on Thursday and will continue until Friday.

Ndlangamandla further touched on the issue of plastics saying the public must be educated on how plastics remain a threat to environmental health.

“Journalists have a unique role to play in changing the narrative around climate change and environmental stewardship. By equipping them with the right knowledge and skills, we are ensuring that they become essential parts of the solution,” said the Yibutse Green Action Executive Director.

Addressing journalists during the workshop, Gcina Dladla, the Executive Director of the Eswatini Environment Authority, emphasized that the move away from single-use plastics is essential for the Nation’s health,environment,and by extension, the economy.

“We are committed to supporting businesses and communities through this transition,” said the Environment Authority Executive Director.

On another note, the Acting Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Municipal Council of Mbabane Busa Masina highlighted the negative impact of plastics on the city.

“Plastic waste has a detrimental effect on our urban environment, clogging drainage systems and polluting public spaces. By reducing single-use plastics, we can enhance the cleanliness and health of our city”, she said.

Yibutse Green Action partners with UNDP, Mbabane Manicipality and Eswatini Environment Authority(EEA),trains journalists on environmental protection reporting.
Yibutse Green Action partners with UNDP, Mbabane Manicipality and Eswatini Environment Authority(EEA), train journalists on environmental protection reporting.