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Insukamini dam command fisheries programme restocked

The command fisheries programme at Insukamini dam was restocked amid a clarion call by Environment, Water and Climate Minister, Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri for the province to maintain clean and safe environments.

This emerged during an outreach programme in Lower Gweru.

The amount of waste being generated and accumulating in the streets, open spaces and in river banks in both urban and rural communities of the Midlands Province are a threat to both the environment and the health of the people.

Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri said citizens hold the responsibility of creating safe and clean surroundings.

She donated more than 200 citrus trees to Insukamini Irrigation Scheme and encouraged the youth to create employment by growing fruit trees for export such as oranges, avocados and apples which she said has a ready market in China and Europe.

During a question and answer session some villagers implored on the ministry to consider banning disposable diapers which they said were not being properly disposed thereby heavily polluting the environment.

Eearlier, Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri had also toured Insukamini Irrigation Scheme were she planted citrus trees and later stocked 50 000 fingerlings in Insukamini dam.

Insukamini dam was recently stocked with 100 000 fingerlings under the provincial command fisheries initiative.