tree-planting.jpgWar Veterans in Harare have embarked on a tree planting programme in line with the ministry of environment and natural resources management’s call for people to plant more trees during this year’ rainy season.

The liberation war fighters kicked of their programme by planting trees at the provincial heroes’ shrine in Harare today.

War veterans in Harare have taken the initiative to combat the effects of global warming by planting trees at the Harare provincial heroes’ acre.

The war veterans said people should be responsible and they must replace the trees that they cut down for generations to come.
“We must be responsible and we are planning these trees not for ourselves but for the future generation,” they said.

Harare Metropolitan Governor , Cde David Karimanzira who was the Guest of Honor at the occasion said Zimbabweans should plant trees throughout the year in order to reduce the effects of deforestation.

He also highlighted that the Harare Metropolitan province has set a target to plant more than100 000 trees this year during the national tree planting week.

“Trees planying is an important role in people’s lives as they give us oxygen…Zimbabwe is losing more than 500 million trees every year  We will be working with all the districts in Harare to plant our targeted number of trees.” he said.

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management has set a target of planting one million trees by the first week of December and four million trees thereafter.

The ministry has appealed to members of the public to plant more trees as the country is losing more than 300 000 hectares of forest every year.