President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially launched the National Tree Planting Day at State House this morning.
The President planted the tree of the year which is a mushumha or jackle bury.
The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa and the two vice presidents Retired General Constantino Chiwenga and Cde Kembo Mohadi also planted the tree of the year.
The National Tree Planting Day was declared in 1980 and has become an important part of Zimbabwe’s calendar on which the tree planting season is officially launched.
This year, the tree planting campaign has a focus to continue with the establishment of fruit orchards to enhance food security and nutrition under the theme: ‘Fruit Trees For Food Security And Nutrition’.