Reforestation programmes needed

There is need for accelerated reforestation programmes to reduce the rate of deforestation that is occurring at an alarming rate as between two hundred to three hundred thousand hectares of trees are destroyed every year.
It will take over thirty years to plant trees that are destroyed within a single year hence the need for accelerated tree planting and massive reduction in deforestation
The reforestation program on average accounts for about nine thousand hectors against an alarming deforestation rate of between two hundred thousand to three hundred thousand hectares per year, a situation that requires an accelerated reforestation program that matches the rampant cutting down of trees says the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Mr Munesu Munodawafa.