World Environment Day.
Every year on June 5, the world celebrates World Environment Day with a different slogan every year. The theme of the year 2023 was “Take care of the environment, save water sources for the well-being of living beings and the national economy”. YPM coordinated the celebration of this day on June 9 and was attended by an official guest who is the Chief Conservator of Magamba Natural Forest, Mr. Christoganus John Vyokuta.
This day is important for the country, Government and non-Government organizations, development stakeholders and everyone individually to be able to analyse and evaluate the state of our environment. The truth is that there has been a great destruction in our environment which has led to change in periods of rain, drought and increase in temperature.
In addition, the quality of the air we breathe has decreased as factories continue to pollute the environment by emitting smoke, but also the cutting of trees has caused hurricanes and dust to spread in the air along with many things that have an impact on the environment and our health.
This celebration included the planting of fruit trees in Lushoto Primary School and YPM Offices where the official guest, YPM Director, Representative of Lushoto District Commissioner, Representative of Lushoto Executive Director, YPM Programs Manager, Lushoto Ward Executive, College of Mabughai Community Development, Institute of Judicial Administration Lushoto, together with students from Secondary and Primary schools here in Lushoto participated in the activity.
Speaking to the people who gathered that day, Mr. Vyokuta encouraged the youth to take care of the environment because it is our life, and the Director of YPM explained how the YPM organization has a great responsibility to mobilize the community on environmental care as well as eradicating poverty and bringing equality in society.
These celebrations were decorated and coloured with various lessons for young people on environmental care and self-aware health education as well as various games for teaching and fun.
In ensuring that the environment is properly maintained, the Conservationist Mr. Vyokuta conducted an exercise to distribute more than three hundred (300) trees to all the people who attended. The trees were provided through the office of the Chief Conservator of Magamba Forest.
The management of YPM would like to give sincere thanks to all those who attended and ask them to make good use of the knowledge they got as well as to manage the trees given and planted for the care of our environment.
Siku ya Mazingira Duniani.
Kila mwaka tarehe 5 Juni dunia husheherekea siku ya mazingira Duniani ikiambatana na kauli mbiu tofautitofauti kwa kila mwaka. Kaulimbiu ya mwaka 2023 ilikua “Tunza mazingira ,okoa vyanzo vya Maji kwa Ustawi wa Viumbe Hai na Uchumi wa Taifa”. YPM iliratibu maadhimisho ya siku hii tarehe 9 juni na kuhudhuriwa na mgeni rasmi ambae ni Mhifadhi mkuu wa Msitu wa asili Magamba Bw.Christoganus John Vyokuta.
Siku hii ni muhimu kwa nchi,mashirika ya Serikali na yasiyo ya Serikali , wadau wa maendeeleo pamoja na kila mtu mmoja mmoja kuweza kuchambua na kutathmini juu ya hali ya mazingira yetu. Ukweli nikwamba kumekua na uharibufu mkubwa katika mazingira yetu hali iliyopelekea kubadirika kwa vipindi vya mvua, ukame na ongezeko la joto.
Aidha ubora wa hewa tunayovuta umepungua kwani viwanda vinaendelea kuchafua mazingira kwa kutoa moshi, lakini pia ukataji wa miti umesababisha vimbunga na vumbi kutanda angani pamoja na mambo mengi ambayo yanaleta athari katika mazingira na afya zetu.
Maadhimisho haya yalijumuisha tukio la upandaji wa miti ya matunda katika shule ya Msingi Lushoto na Ofisi za YPM ambapo Mgeni rasmi, Mkurungenzi wa YPM, Mwakilishi wa Mkuu wa wilaya Lushoto, Mwakilishi wa Mkurugenzi Mtendaji Lushoto, Meneja Miradi wa YPM, Mtendaji kata Lushoto, Chuo cha Maendeleo ya Jamii Mabughai, Chuo cha Uongozi wa Mhakama Lushoto, pamoja na wanafunzi kutoka shule za Sekondari na Msingi hapa Lushoto walishiriki zoezi hilo.
Akizungumza na watu waliokusanyika siku hiyo Mhifadhi Bw. Vyokuta aliwaasa vijana kutunza mazingira maana ndio uhai wetu, naye Mkurugenzi wa YPM alielezea namna ambavyo shirika la YPM lina jukumu kubwa la kuhamasisha jamii juu ya utunzaji wa mazingira pamoja na kutokomeza umaskini na kuleta usawa katika jamii.
Maazimisho haya yalipambwa na masomo mbalimbali kwa vijana juu ya utunzaji wa mazingira na elimu ya afya ya kujitambua pamoja na michezo mbali mbali kwajili ya kufundisha na kufurahisha.
Katika kuhakikisha mazingira yanatunzwa ipasavyo, Mhifadhi Bw. Vyokuta aliendesha zoezi la ugawaji wa miti zaidi ya mia tatu (300) kwa watu wote waliohudhuria. Miti hiyo ilitolewa kupitia ofisi ya Mhifadhi mkuu wa Msitu wa Magamba.
Uongozi wa YPM unapenda kutoa shukrani za dhati kwa wote waliohudhuria na kuwaasa watumie vyema elimu walioipata pamoja na kusimamia miti iliyotolewa na iliyopandwa kwa utunzaji wa mazingira yetu.