Stakeholders in Mashonaland Central Province converged in Shamva to deliberate on ways of reducing environmental degradation within the province.

In a bid to curb environmental degradation within the province, the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and other partners organised an indaba to find lasting solutions to perennial environmental problems.

The Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Province, Advocate Martin Dinha, who was represented by the Assistant Provincial Administrator, Mr Benjamin Zivanai said there has been an 8.7 percent reduction in veld fires.

EMA Mashonaland Central Provincial Manager, Mr Robert Rwafa said it is important for stakeholders to come up with a lasting solution to issues affecting the environment.

Environmental degradation has been a cause for concern, owing to veld fires, illegal and unsustainable mining activities, deforestation, wetland invasion and stream bank cultivation among other causes.