There is need for African countries to embark on mitigation measures to reduce the impact of climate change-Amb Sakala.

9th July, 2024

Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Mrs Rose Sakala says Zambia has not been spared from the devastating effects of climate change, a situation that was threatening the achievement of sustainable economic development goals.

Speaking during the inauguration of this year’s Ethiopian Foreign Ministry’s Charitable Community Engagements that kick-started with the planting of trees, Amb. Sakala stressed the need for African countries to embark on mitigation measures to reduce the impact of climate change.

The Ambassador commended the Ethiopian Government for the tree-planting program and stated that Zambia too had put up measures such as tree planting, promotion of irrigation and efficient use of water resources to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The invitation for the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Ethiopia to participate in the tree planting program was also in recognition of Zambia’s celebration of the 60th Independence Anniversary which falls in October this year.

Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Ambassador Taye Atske-Selassie thanked the Government of Zambia for recognizing Ethiopia’s effort in mitigating the effects of climate change.

The Minister however expressed concern that the major contributors to climate change were doing little to assist African countries in climate change mitigation and adaptation programs.

The tree planting initiative initiated by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Dr. Abiy Ahmed is themed “A Nation That Plants; A Generation That Perseveres.”

This is contained in a statement issued by first Secretary for Press and Tourism Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza at the Zambian Embassy in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.


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