CBU PLANTS TREES IN EASTERN PROVINCE
Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people of Eastern Province has applauded the Copperbelt University for their intensified efforts in supporting the province with expertise and capacity building in the fight against climate change through the plant a million-tree campaign.
Chief Mpezeni is optimistic that through this support from CBU, Eastern Province will increase its potential to attract investors for a smart climate environment.
Chief Mpezeni was speaking at his palace when the Copperbelt University team lead by the Vice Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma paid a courtesy call on him.
The CBU team planted various species of trees at Ephendukeni palace propagated from the University’s Tissue Culture laboratory. The species include the Mukula, Rosewood, Pine and Banana trees.
During the planting session, Professor Ngoma revealed that CBU is committed to providing technical expertise and capacity building for natural regeneration in forest restoration.
Professor Ngoma added that forests play important roles which include lowering air temperature and heat intensity of the greenhouse effect by maintaining low levels of carbon dioxide.
He said CBU will continue to supporting government efforts in ensuring that forests are well conserved for them to become a viable resource for our country’s social economic development’
Among the notable activities lined up in the province include an exhibition where the Copperbelt university will showcase its various services while reaching out to a large clientele.
Below are some highlight of this important visit: