Moshi municipality and  TESO  plant 700 trees

16Apr 2018
James Lanka
The Guardian
Moshi municipality and  TESO  plant 700 trees

MOSHI Municipal Council (MMC) in collaboration with Tourism and Environmental Social Organization (TESO) have   planted 700 trees in primary and secondary schools in Kaloleni ward in the municipality.

The move is part of the municipality to scale up conservation and mitigate the climate change related impacts.

Speaking on behalf of TESO, Edson Matauma explained that, the project also aims at creating awareness on the importance of environmental protection and conservation for sustainable tourism and water availability.

“As you have seen today, TESO and well wishers including the Zara charity organization and the Moshi Municipal Land and Housing Officer Uhuru Mwembe, managing director of Zara Tours Zainab Ansell, and the deputy Mayor of the municipality Anthony Ndewawio have participated in our tree planting project in some primary and secondary schools, for the sustainability of this project that will also help to protect Mount Kilimanjaro’s buffer zone..” he explained.

He added that, they will plant more tree in the future as the tree planting project will be sustainable.

Chairperson of TESO, Gilbert Kasaba explained that, his organization has planted 1,200 trees in some schools in Pasua and Bomambuzi wards in the year 2016/17.

Land and Housing officer from Moshi municipality Uhuru Mwembe commended the role played by the charity youth’s organization-TESO in collaboration with the Zara Charity, promising that his office will continue support their mission of protecting and conserving Mount Kilimanjaro conservation areas for sustainable tourism and water availability.

“I recommend the role played by this youth through their environmental and tourism charity organization called TESO and their sponsors like Zara charity and my appeal to the other organization is to support them in their project so that they can plant more trees in our municipality,” he said.