The University of Zambia (UNZA) Catholic chaplaincy has embarked on an annual Environmental Care Initiative (ECI) programme to help keep the University environment clean and healthy.
This year’s ECI was held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, under the theme “promoting a clean, green and healthy environment for a better today and healthier tomorrow”.
The events of the ECI included tree planting around UNZA chapel surroundings, picking of litter in various parts of the institution’s surroundings and ended with some games.
Acting UNZA Chaplaincy Coordinator Fr. Benoit Dondo said climate change is the new order of the day and it is very important that everyone actively plays a role in making sure the country has a healthy environment.
Fr. Dondo challenged everyone to take up an active role in environmental care by highlighting that a clean and safe place begins with everyone taking up an active role in cleaning our environment.
He however expressed disappointment in the poor turn out of people and encouraged everyone to invite someone next year.
Speaking during the same event, Boniface Mwansa the invited guest said that he was pleased to know that the UNZA Catholic community was taking action against poor sanitary levels by coming up with programmes like the ECI and encouraged for more of such among the youths.
There is need to take keen interest in environmental protection by engaging in sustainable ways of using our environment if we are to have a world that our children and the future generations can embrace and enjoy.He said.
Mr. Mwansa futher urged the youths in the country and continent at large to take up strategic positions in the fight for a better and cleaner tomorrow.