Bayport encourages tree planting to tackle climate change

SERENGETI: BAYPORT Financial Services has planted 500 fruit trees at Mapinduzi Day Secondary School and Muungano Primary School in the Serengeti District, Mara Region in a bid to encourage Tanzanians to preserve the environment.

The Serengeti District Commissioner, Dr Vicent Mashinji, over the weekend, urged all schools to plant trees to combat the challenges of climate change.

“We have already said every student at school should have at least one tree,” The DC said.

The campaign aimed at planting one million trees nationwide.

The Bayport Financial Services Operations Director, Mr Nderingo Materu, said that the tree-planting campaign, which started in Temeke, Dar es Salaam last September not only aimed to encourage the community to see the importance of planting trees for sustainable conservation and environmental management strategies and policies.

“We have decided to join forces with the government to plant a large number of trees in our communities to save lives,” he said.

Additionally, Mugae Mwita, a form one student at Mapinduzi Secondary School, said the previous trees planted at their school were for mainly providing shade.

“The Bayport trees will provide both fruit and shade,” Mr Mwita said.

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