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Members of the Roots and Shoots association have planted over 50,000 Grevillea and Acacia trees


Dec 13, 2021

BUBANZA December 13th (ABP) – More than 50,000 grevillea and acacia trees were planted by members of the “Roots and shoots” association, on Thursday, December 9, 2021, in Musigati commune (north-western Burundi), within the framework of the implementation of the national program “Ewe Burundi Urambaye”, a check by ABP revealed.

Those trees, being agro-forestry, were planted in fields along the Nyamugerera river, in the premises of Bukinga basic school, the technical high school and the craft teaching center of Nyamugerera and in a field belonging to the commune.

In his speech, the permanent executive secretary of the administrator of Musigati commune, Mr. Johnson Nikobiri, commended that good initiative of the Roots and shoots association, because, he said, those agro-forestry trees will have to replace the eucalyptus trees removed from swamps.

He asked the inhabitants of that locality to take ownership of the proper maintenance of those trees as beneficiaries.

Mr. David Ninteretse, representative of the “Roots and shoots” association at the national level, indicated that among the objectives of their association is the capacity building of young people in environmental protection.

                                                                 The Representative of the Roots and Shoots association with pupils from Bukinga basic school

He added that the association has already sent 60 young people, including 20 girls, abroad, since 2006, to study everything related to environmental protection.

According to Mr. Ninteretse, the healthy environment means that there is an increase in production and thus, development follows.

He calls on all Burundians to get involved in the increase of trees given that they are used in a lot of human activities.

Note that the Provincial Office of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (BPEAE) plans to plant 158,267 trees, made of grevillea, bamboo, acacia and eucalyptus, from December 2021 to January 2022, as part of the national program “Ewe Burundi Urambaye “.