RWAMAGANA - Hundreds of trees including improved varieties of Avocados were planted on Monday at the launch of the district’s tree planting week in Munyinya sector.
The Minister of Labour and Public service, Anastase Murekezi, urged residents to adopt tree planting as part of their culture.
“It is important for you to keep planting trees that are productive. Fruits are very important in our lives as they provide vitamins vital in disease protection,” Murekezi said.
He further urged residents to exploit the rainy season by planting relevant crops in line with new policies.
“Your efforts during rainy season will be reflected on your over all wealth creation programmes,” he added.
The provincial governor, Dr. Ephraim Kabaija, stressed the importance of planting trees, saying it should be a daily activity.
“Let us take tree planting as every one’s daily business; it shouldn’t be occasional as you tend to take it. Local leaders should take it as their duty, to sensitise the residents about this,” he said.
Valens Uwayezu, the district’s agricultural officer, said the planted trees have the potential of acting as a source of income for residents.
“The people needed trees that can provide food and generate income. The type of trees that have just been planted are expensive at the moment but if well taken care of such varieties farmers can earn extra income,” he said.