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Friends of the Environment walkathon on this Tuesday 

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ROSELINE MUTARE

MIRROR REPORTER

MASVINGO- The Friends of the Environment (FOTE) 2023 Masvingo Provincial walkathon is on next Tuesday and participants are walking 17km from Masvingo Civic Centre in the CBD to Gokomere Mission.

Nyaradzo Masvingo Supervisor, Audience Changoroma confirmed the date to The Mirror. She said they are expecting 80 walkers. 

The walkathon is held to raise awareness on environmental issues.

This year’s edition is running under the theme: Anchored on Planting Trees to Fight Deforestation and Ensure Food Security, a Tree Today Forests Tomorrow.

The walkathon is done by Nyaradzo Group in partnership with the Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe. This is the first provincial edition.

Changoroma added that the walkathon will commence at 6 am. Trees will be planted at Gokomere Mission.

“We are focusing on the ecosystem health as well as people exercising. We are planning on planting about 500 trees at the mission. The trees will include fruit trees, gumtrees and pine trees.

“We are calling on different companies and individuals to come and register and join us commemorate the tree planting day. The fee is US$10 per individual. We are also inviting sponsors who want to support us,” she said.

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