President rallies nation in tree planting

By Online Desk |  3 months ago | top

Zanu PF First Secretary and President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reiterated the importance of citizens to plant trees in order to reduce the negative impacts of climate change, exacerbated by rising global temperatures.

Addressing delegates after planting an umbrella tree at the Zanu PF 7th National People's Congress Tree Planting Day at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC), the President implored citizens to continue implementing various methods to protect the country's forestry resources.

President Mnangagwa said the significance of tree planting as one of the major ways to restore forests and biodiversity, cannot be overemphasised.

The Tree planting event, precedes party conferences and congress meetings.

After President Mnangagwa planted his tree, Zanu PF VPs and Second Secretaries Constantino Chiwenga and

Kembo Mohadi also followed suit.

Party National Chairperson Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri also planted her own tree including that of First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa who is Zanu PF Secretary for Environment and Tourism.

Meanwhile today the Central Committee members are meeting at the party's headquarters to deliberate and endorse resolutions which will be taken to Congress. 

The highest decision making body in between Congress is also expected to debate on amendments made to the party's constitution.

The Congress which started yesterday with a Politburo meeting , will be officially opened by President Mnangagwa tomorrow at the HICC.

It is running under the theme: "Building a Prosperous Zimbabwe, Leaving No One and No Place Behind."