Minister of Justice Mulambo Haimbe has called on Lusaka residents to ensure that they plant trees to protect the environment.
The lawmaker notes that trees must be preserved as they are vital in providing the much-needed oxygen for human life.
ZANIS reports that Mr Haimbe who is also Lusaka Central Member of Parliament was speaking when he conducted a tree planting exercise at Northmead Secondary School in Lusaka today.
Mr. Haimbe observed that trees at Northmead Secondary School have depleted over the years, hence the decision to choose the school for a tree planting exercise.
The Justice Minister expressed happiness that pupils were also involved in the exercise, saying that it is a good gesture of imparting positive behaviour in the future generation for a sustainable environment.
“As part of the week leading up to Independence Day, various activities have been lined up as per directive from the cabinet office and we are happy as the Ministry of Justice to participate in this tree planting exercise,” Mr. Haimbe stated.
He has since challenged the school authorities in Lusaka to ensure that school children plant more trees in the schools.
Earlier, Northmead Secondary School Head teacher, Fridah Bobo outlined the challenges that the school is facing among them inadequate ablution blocks that are not enough for a population of over 2,300 pupils and a school library.
And Mr Haimbe promised to address the challenges of water and sanitation at the school, further, advising the administration to prioritise what should be done in the 2023 CDF allocation to benefit the school.