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Masimba plants 2000 eucalyptus


Ancilla Gotore

MASVINGO-Masimba contracting and industrial company on Saturday joined the Forestry Commission in commemoration of National Tree Planting day by planting 2000 eucalyptus tree along Harare-Beitbridge road.
Speaking at the Tree Planting commemoration day at the organisation’s site at 281km peg, project manager, Malvern Mnemo , said the company realised the harm it caused to the environment during it’s course of work which forced them to reforest. The eucalyptus were selected because they assist in maintaining the water table.
He went on to say they also adopted Environmental Management Agency’s (EMA) vision of Zero harm to environment which runs in line with the Forestry Commission 2022 Tree Planting theme; ‘Trees and Forests for Ecosystems, Restoration and improved livelihoods.’
“As Masimba we are alive to the sphere we operate in guided by system of sustainable development to benefit future generations. We cleared environment to create a second lane, but we realized it caused harm to the environment and today we decided to reforest. We have started the rehabilitation meant to restore the areas affected through the use of borrow pits as well as clearing for detours,” said Mnemo.
Masvingo Province Forestry Commission represented by it’s Acting District Forestry Commissioner, Brilliant Zinaka praised Masimba for realising the land degradation they caused and considering reforesting for future generation.
“As Forestry Commission we appreciate Masimba’s gesture of commemorating National Tree Planting day. Replanting trees should be a habit regardless of season as the act helps in leaving a legacy for the future generations. Masimba realised the harm they caused to the environment and did the right thing to reforest it. As Forestry Commission we urge everyone to follow suit,” said Zinaka.
Also present at the event representing Masvingo Provincial Police Officer Commanding (Propo) was Superintendent Elizabeth Chipfakacha, National Social Security Authority (NSSA), National Health Safety promotions officer Masvingo Region, Ernest Mando and Tadiwanashe Moyo who was representing EMA Masvingo District Environment Officer.

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