Manica Youth Assembly (MAYA) LAUNCHES MUTARE GREENING PROJECT
Manica Youth Assembly (MAYA) achieved a milestone yesterday 05/12/18 after successfully launching the Mutare green and refostation project at Murahwa Hills Primary School in Chikanga.
The launch occasion was graced by His worship the Mayor of Mutare clr Blessing Tandi and other Councillors.
More significant was the attendance of five Mayors from ,Bindura Zvishavane, Hwange, Chinhoyi and Kariba Mayors who took time off their busy schedule at the ucaz meeting to attend this historical event.
MAYA contributed 100 plants which were planted at Murahwa Hills Primary School.
This event marked the Genesis of MAYA's strategic green and reforestation project that aims to plant 5000 trees in the next 12 months in Mutare and other parts of Manicaland.
MAYA recognizes the serious negative effects of climate change and environmental degradation on humaninity and mother earth and has deliberately taken this greening and reforestation project as a duty and service humanity and mother earth.
It is a time to act NOW. It is not a secret that Citizens from the global South including Zimbabwe are the worst affected by climate change which has seriously negatively impacted on livelihoods, food production, spread of tropical disease, pollution and increased poverty.
His worship the Mayor of Mutare Clr Blessing Tandi commended MAYA for complimenting council's vision of a clean and safe City a vision which is in sync with the sustainable development goals. He reiterated the need for continuous engagement and cooperation between the local authority and stakeholders be it business, civic society and individuals for the betterment of Mutare. Further, the mayor exhorted citizens to not just monitor duty bearers like council and government but also assist where ever they can to enhance service delivery and protect the environment.
He encouraged residents to take responsibility and plant trees and keep the city clean by not to littering.
MAYA pledged to continue partnering with council and to become strong advocates and athletes for the environment and climate change. MAYA work and encourage citizens to plant a trees in their environments to ensure and monitor the protection and conservation of our country’s environment especially wet lands, water bodies, pollution and carbon emissions.
As young people we welcome anyone who is serious about solving climate change and we work with any members across the political spectrum to find common ground on climate change solutions.
MAYA VOICE FOR YOUTH, WITH YOUTH BY YOUTH!