High levels of deforestation worries govt
Tourism, Environment and Nature Resources minister Catherine Namugala says government is worried of the high levels of deforestation in the country.
Ms. Namugala said it was for this reason that government has put in place legislative measures to incorporate communities in the fight against deforestation in the country.
She said that it was paramount for every Zambian to plant trees in the country as a measure of mitigating the challenges of deforestation the country has continued to face.
The minister said it was in this manner among others that government was keen to see to it that the issue of deforestation is given the urgency it deserves.
The Tourism Minister said this yesterday to mark the World Environment Day which falls tomorrow that the levels of deforestation was a matter of concern which needs urgent attention.
This years World Environment Day is being cerebrated under the theme” Trees for people.” Zambia and other countries world over depend largely on forest to support people’s livelihood.
Ms. Namugala said forests plays a very important role in peoples lives saying it is everyone responsibility to ensure that trees are preserved for the benefit of all mankind.
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