Deforestation in Zambia

Deforestation in Zambia

Local Government Association of Zambia (LGAZ) president Mulenga Sata has urged councils across Zambia to promote a clean and green environment to enable the local authorities become attractive.

Mr Sata said there was need for councils to plant more trees and use solid waste to generate sustainable energy for street lightening and other projects.

He was speaking in Livingstone yesterday in an interview at Chrismar Hotel at the closing of the 58th LGAZ annual conference and 11th Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level (AMICAALL).

The five-day conference was held under the theme “50 years of Local Government, Treasuring the past, reflecting the present, shaping the future.”

“We need to plant more trees. For instance, the land is almost bare and brown if you fly over Lusaka. We also need to use solid waste to generate power as well as keep our cities clean and embrace sustainable energy whether energy saving bulbs or solar energy,” Mr Sata said.

We need to plant more trees. For instance, the land is almost bare and brown if you fly over Lusaka.

Mr Sata, who was chairing the LGAZ conference for the first time since he was elected as president, said there was need for councils to move away from total dependence on ZESCO power saying there was a lot of room for sustainable energy in the country.

From : Lusaka Times

6 October 2014