Nyaradzo Life Assurance Company has set a target to plant 500 million trees by 2026 to replenish forests and protect the environment.
The diversified insurance group has partnered with the Friends of The Environment (FOTE) initiative to carry out tree-planting activities that comprise walkathons.
FOTE has established tree nurseries throughout the country to support the 500 million walkathon tree planting programme.
Scores of people recently walked 20km from Hwange town to Lukosi Secondary School to raise awareness about the need to plant trees.
They planted 50 trees at Lukosi Secondary School as part of Nyaradzo’s corporate social responsibility programmes.
The walkathon was part of activities for National Tree Planting Day which falls annually on the first Saturday of December.
Nyaradzo Hwange manager Kennedy Dube who was representing FOTE said:
We started with a walk from Hwange town to Lukosi about 20km away where we planted 50 trees and as friends of the environment, we appreciate what the community has done.
Our target of planting 500 million trees by the year 2026 will come to fruition and activities are happening across the country.
Other stakeholders that took part included the Forestry Commission and Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority. | Chronicle