ZAFFICO Donates 5000 Tree Seedlings To National Assembly


Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation Plc (ZAFFICO) Managing Director Mr. Mundia Mundia says the National Assembly of Zambia is the first recipient of 5000 pine tree seedlings this year. He said this during a donation of pine tree seedlings to the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Rt Hon Ms. Nelly B K Mutti, MP on Monday 12th December, 2022 at Parliament Buildings.The gesture from the corporation is aimed at supporting the already existing agenda of the National Assembly aimed at planting 1,000 trees in each constituency to address the effects of climate change. 

Mr Mundia called on all Members of Parliament to carry out tree planting exercise in their constituencies at the beginning of every rain season to help improve forest productivity and enhance livelihoods and environmental sustainability.

Speaker of the National Assembly the Rt Hon Ms. Nelly B K Mutti, expressed gratitude to Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) for partnering with the National Assembly on a tree planting exercise. She said the initiative has come at the right time when Parliaments worldwide, through the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), have resolved to promote greener Parliaments through tree planting exercises which is line with the March, 2022 Nusa Dua Declaration, “Getting to Zero: Mobilising Parliaments to act on Climate Change”, that was endorsed by the 144th IPU Assembly.

Speaker Mutti also stated that the kind gesture to donate seedlings to Honourable Members will not only encourage them to spearhead the planting of trees in their respective constituencies but will also translate into encouraging communities and stakeholders to plant trees to address the adverse effects of climate change. The Hon Speaker encouraged the ZAFFICO Managing Director to make the tree planting exercise for Members of Parliament an annual exercise.


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