Plant trees to protect environment, VP directs
THE Vice-President, Dr Philip Mpango has called upon Tanzanians to give priority to environmental protection by planting enough trees.
Dr Mpango took the stance on Sunday after attending a Church service led by Archbishop Father John Ndimbo at St Kiliani Catholic Church in Ruvuma Region, adding that environmental degradation in the area is mostly caused by cutting of trees in the forests and excessive herding of cattle in the same plots.
Recently in March this year, Dr Mpango appealed to nations to ensure that climate change adaptation and mitigation issues are adequately mainstreamed in their development plans, especially those targeting sectors mostly vulnerable to the problem, such as agriculture, water and energy.
Outlining the priority areas, he cited solar and wind energy, waste management disposal and green technologies as some of the issues to be addressed.
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