The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) in Mufumbwe district of North Western province has pledged its support towards government efforts in preserving forestry in the country.
EFZ Advocacy officer, Susan Lusambo said the Fellowship will continue partnering with government in implementing programmes that will ensure preservation and maintenance of forestry and the environment.
Ms Lusambo said that EFZ will also work with the church, school and community to plant trees in the district.
ZANIS reports that the EFZ Advocacy officer said this in Mufumbwe yesterday when she paid a courtesy call on Deputy Council Secretary Damson Mukwato and donated 100 tree seedlings for the council to plant in the district.
The donation was part of EFZ’s tree planting pilot project to be implemented in four districts in Western and North western provinces during this year’s tree planting season.
Other districts to benefit from the project are Senanga and Sesheke in Western province and Kasempa in North-western province.
And receiving the tree seedlings, Mr. Mukwato commended EFZ for the donation saying it will supplement government efforts in achieving a green economy and assured that the council will plant trees along all the main roads in the district.
Meanwhile, Acting District Commissioner (DC) Eversty Hang’andu has called on government departments in the district to collaborate in tree planting exercise.
Mr. Hangandu, who is also District Forestry Officer in Mufumbwe, said through collaboration by various stakeholders the district would be able to effectively implement the programme.