PSSSF comes up with green campaign

THE Public Service Social Security Fund (PSSSF) has provided tree seedlings to its retiring members for them to plant in their areas to curb climate change effects.

PSSSF’s Director General, Mr Hosea Kashimba made the statement on Tuesday this week, while closing a two-day seminar organised by the social security fund to build capacity of prospective retiree members with essential skills to cope with life outside public services.

Mr Kashimba said in this financial year, PSSSF expects to have about 11,000 retirees, who will be provided with tree seedlings for them to plant and support the government ‘s efforts in combating climate change.

“The social security fund has plans to distribute tree seedlings to all its 739,000 members in the country,” he said.

Explaining the significance of the tree planting exercise, Mr Kashimba said it will play a critical role in restoring the global climate effects, including drought and flood, which are dangerous to human beings and all biodiversity.

“We shall keep advocating for tree planting by ensuring every PSSSF employee and member plants at least ten seedlings, our campaign on planting trees will continue up to December 2023 where we expect to have planted seven million trees,” he said.

He also urged the prospective retirees to make good use of the skills they acquired during the seminar, so that they can enjoy better livelihood, urging them to be aware of conmen, who steal from unsuspecting pensioners.

One of the prospective PSSSF retirees, Mr Laurian Mganga extended thanks to social security fund management for providing education and distributing tree seedlings meant to a better future and climate restoration.

Recently, while addressing at the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, President Samia Suluhu Hassan called for urgent collective actions to address global climate change.

The United Nation recognised President Samia’s efforts in addressing climate change, appointing her to serve as the new member of the Advisory Board of the Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA), a vital body for fostering climate resilience in the planet earth.

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