MUHANGA - At least 12,000 trees were planted during the launch of the district tree planting week in Shogwe sector yesterday, local leaders said. Authorities further added that more trees were expected to be planted in Rugeramigozi marshlands.
The tree seedlings which were donated by international NGO, German Agro Action, were planted in Ruli cell, by residents and local leaders.
Residents noted that the trees planted will boost the provision of animal feeds while also protecting the environment.
The reforested area has been endangered by illegal tree cutting activities. District officials have of recent taken serious measures to check on the menace.
Claude Sebashi, the development coordinator, urged residents to use the week to evaluate the achievements and forge a way forward in implementing rural development.