ROTARY Club of Chipinge is carrying on with its bid to mitigate climate change in Chipinge and Chimanimani. The club has received more than 100 trees from a Chipinge based agro company, Makandi.
According to the Assistant Governor of Rotary District 9210, Snapper Mutambara, the tree planting exercise shall be an indefinite program.
“We are planting trees to help reduce the impact of climate change in our region. We have received more than 100 mahogany trees from Makandi which we shall plant in Chipinge town this month.
“We are working with government arms of Forestry Commission, Environmental Management Agency, Chipinge Town Council and a youth-led organisation named Refugee Coalition for Climate Action (RCCA) in this exercise. We are happy with the support we are receiving from them,” he said.
Chimanimani and Chipinge areas are prone to natural disaster such as earth tremors and tropical cyclones. In 2019, the two districts were ravaged by Tropical Cyclone Idai which left more than 250 people dead and thousands other injured and homeless.