seke national tree.jpgSeke District joined the rest of the nation in commemorating the National Tree Planting Day at a function organised by the Zimbabwe Empowerment Youth Action (ZEYA) at Mandedza Township.

 

The event that coincided with similar events that were carried out throughout the country was held under the theme “Plant a Tree Today, A Forest Tomorrow” and was graced by traditional leaders, local authority officials and celebrities such as the reigning Miss Universities beauty queen, Paula Machaya and Miss Personalities, Tanyaradzwa Chikuni who also took part in planting trees at the occasion.

 

Council chairman, Cde Rubatika Masimba urged villagers to desist from the culture of cutting down of trees and urged responsible authorities to come up with stiffer penalties to deter offenders.

 

ZEYA Vice President, James Bande said the nation should observe the need to safeguard trees as a way to avert the effects of global warming.

 

Youth in Natural Resources President, Cde Wellington Peyama urged young people to take charge in the preservation of natural resources such as trees.

 

This year’s National Tree Planting Day’s chosen tree is Munyii.

 

Planting of trees can mitigate against global warming which is caused by the depletion of the ozone layer due to carbon emissions.