trees.jpgThe Zimbabwe Republic Police Support Unit has given a hand in supporting the country’s tree planting programme, with 3 000 police officers planting trees under the force’s 2012 tree planting week.


Each of the 3 000 members of the Police Support Unit has planted a tree.

As part of the police’s social responsibility programme, the Support Unit branch has this year planted 3 000 trees to add to the greening programme which mitigates against climate change.

Officer Commanding Support Unit, Senior Assistant Commissioner Mekia Tanyanyiwa who spoke to ZBC News during a Badger’s Tree-planting Day, said the move will help counter deforestation so as to protect the environment.

”We are happy as Support Unit to be doing a social programme which we do yearly as we are planting trees to protect the environment, especially this time around when trees cutting activities are rampant,” Assistant Commissioner Tanyanyiwa said.

Under the tree planting programme, each member of the Support Unit is supposed to plant a tree out of the 3 000 officers that make up ZRP Support Unit.

The programme is underway in all the Support Unit’s five districts that include Bulawayo, Midlands, Chikurubi rural and Chikurubi urban.