francis nhema 08-11-10 ed.jpgEnvironment and Natural Resources Management Minister, Cde Francis Nhema has called on young people to play a pivotal role in environmental conservation.

Cde Nhema was speaking at a prize giving ceremony held to honour the winners of the national schools debate on environmental preservation.

The competition’s two winners, Tryphine Mukunyadzi from Kriste Mambo and Albertina Ncube from Luveve High School expressed commitment to continue promoting the environment through participating in future competitions.

The school debate on environmental issues was held under the theme ‘lack of environmental education and not economic challenges is the cause of environmental problems in Zimbabwe’.