Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) advocacy officer, Susan Lusambo, has affirmed her organisation’s commitment in improving forestry in the country.
Ms Lusambo said EFZ will continue to promote accountability and transparency in the forestry and natural resources sector.
She stated that it is for this reason that EFZ has embarked on various activities to curb deforestation in the country among them tree planting.
Ms Lusambo was speaking in Mufumbwe district today at a tree planting exercise organised by the Council in collaboration with EFZ and the Forestry Department.
And Acting Mufumbwe District Commissioner, (DC) Alisinda Nawa, said the country needs to work collectively in protecting the environment.
Mr Nawa, who is also Mufumbwe District Council Secretary, urged people in the district to plant trees in their various homes and locations to secure a green future for themselves and their children.
Mr Nawa has since assured that the council will work towards sustaining the tree planting exercise in the district, adding that Mufumbwe is very responsible when it comes to preservation of the environment.
Meanwhile, District Forestry Officer, Eversty Hangandu, commended EFZ for donating more than 500 trees to the district.
Mr Hangandu said this will go a long way in achieving government’s target of planting 20 hectares of trees across the country annually.
Speaking Earlier on behalf of Chief Chizela of the Kaonde speaking people of Mufumbwe, Sitarick Mwanaute, said trees play a crucial role not only on the environment but also the health of people.
Mr Mwanaute said a lot more needs to be done to educate people about the dangers of cutting trees.