BY STAFF REPORTER
CHIPINGE is marveling in ten mahogany trees that were planted to commemorate 43 years of Zimbabwe’s independence. The district independence celebrations where held at Grassflats Primary School in Chipinge East yesterday (April 18).
Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe headed the tree planting ceremony. Chipinge District Coordinator Mr William Mashava and District Administrator for Mussorize District in Mozambique, Mr Samuel Fernando, were among the notable guests who planted each a tree. Other trees were planted by members of the district’s Joint Operations Command.
Speaking to this publication during the tree planting ceremony, District Forestry Extension Officer for Chipinge, Patience Chipo Chiparange said that it was a noble cause to do climate action during independence celebrations.
“We are humbled by Joint Operations Command’s gesture of mitigating climate change during such an important occasion. The ten trees planted shall go a long way in reversing climate change. We are happy with volunteers such as Mr Chekebuwe who donated five of the trees planted here,” she said.
The Chipinge event was attended by more than 5 000 people.