The Zimbabwe Republic Police Support Unit has given a hand in supporting the countryâ€™s tree planting programme, with 3 000 police officers planting trees under the forceâ€™s 2012 tree planting week.
Each of the 3 000 members of the Police Support Unit has planted a tree.
As part of the policeâ€™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 Badgerâ€™s Tree-planting Day, said the move will help counter deforestation so as to protect the environment.
â€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,â€ 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 Unitâ€™s five districts that include Bulawayo, Midlands, Chikurubi rural and Chikurubi urban.