MASVINGO – The Environment Management Agency (Ema) has partnered key stakeholders for an integrated environmental project management training workshop at Bere Township in Mashava.
The event will run from Tuesday 10 to Sunday, September 15, 2019.
Ema Masvingo provincial director Milton Muusha said the workshop was targeting communities that are actively involved in sustainable management of waste to keep the environment clean.
“The workshop will run for six days and we have invited all Ward 5 people to attend. We will be training them on waste recycling, business management, environmental laws, fisheries and aquaculture which will benefit them financially,” said Mausha.
The initiative is being collaboratively sponsored by Ema, Masvingo RDC Ward 5 Cllr Aleta Makomeke, Masvingo RDC and the Network of Christian Charity Arrows (Nocca).
The participants will be taught how to recycle and reuse plastic waste to make artefacts and to make three-legged pots from molten aluminium of empty cans.
They will also be trained the importance of conservation and sustainable exploitation of the ecosystem’s trees, grass and water bodies which are all vital components for successful beekeeping projects.
The participants will also be taught veld fire management because veld fires can affect beekeeping projects.
Muusha said best practices in aquaculture as an alternative source of food and sustainable livelihoods will be taught, adding that participants will also be given a heads-up on the country’s environmental laws.
Representatives from the Forestry Commission, Masvingo Rural District Council RDC, Masvingo Urban Recycling Company (MURC) will participate in the training.