Kilimanjaro RC launches tree-planting programme
By Daniel Ondigo
Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Monica Mbega flagged off the programme yesterday here, whose highlights include educating the residents on the need for environmental conservation.
Speaking at the launch, which attracted the leaders of various higher learning institutions from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar, Tahliso president Noel Katongo said his organization was targeting to plant over 10,000 trees in various parts of the region.
Katongo said over 600 trees would be planted at Marangu and Mweka, among other places, calling for financial and moral support from both the government and non-governmental organizations from within and outside the region.
Speaking about efforts being made by the government to conserve the environment, Mbega said already the region had pssed bye-laws to regulate tree planting.
The RC said, unlike in the past, tree harvesting for domestic and commercial uses would be strictly monitored, saying that heavy penalties would be imposed on those who were found breaking the bye-laws. SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN . 23rd February 2010
THE TANZANIAN GOVERNMENT CONDONES CORRUPTION ON ALL LEVELS WHEN MENGI IS INVOLVED.
In this article the Regional Commissioner of the Kilimanjaro region is calling on the people of the region to plant trees.
Less than 20 kms from his office in Moshi is Silverdale & Mbono Farms. Benjamin Mengi is occupying these farms illegally having stolen the lease from British investors Stewart Middleton and Sarah Hermitage.
Mengi has manipulated the entire legal sytem in order to chase bond fide British investment from the country in order to steal the lease to Silverdale & Mbono Farms with the loss of over 150 Tanzanian jobs.
The police, RC, DC and the State have condoned his actions.
The article should therefore read, EVERYONE EXCEPT MENGI should plant trees and then Mengi can cut them all down and sell them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!