Youths challenged to fight effects of climate change
By Grecium Wanja Gama
Youths from the area of Traditional Authority Jalasi in Mangochi district have been challenged to take a leading role in planting trees and cleaning up their surroundings in order to combat climate change.
An executive member of Jalasi Youth Network, Matiyasi Pangani said this recently on the sidelines of a tree planting and clean up exercise they conducted at Namwera Rural Hospital in the district.
During the exercise, the network planted over 1000 trees and cleaned rooms of the facility.
In an interview, Pangani observed that as various stakeholders are holding different initiatives to conserve the environment, youths have a huge role to play in the same.
“Youth clubs should not only Focus on health and reproductive issues but also assist in efforts being implemented by various stakeholders to control climate change”, Pangani said.
On her part, Clinical officer of Namwera Rural Hospital Elizabeth Chisale hailed the Youth Network for the exercise.
“The youths have done a commendable job by Cleaning up all the rooms at our hospital and planting trees sorrounding the our area, they should continue doing this”said chisale .
Jalasi youth network which started in 2014 and works in the fields of Health and Education comprises of four youth clubs namely Tithandizane,Takondwa, Kanduru and Mchengawadi.