Speaking during the handover ceremony of the trees at the commemoration of tree planting day last month TelOne Managing Director Mrs Chipo Mtasa said the aim is to have Prisons as hubs where farmers will purchase tree seedlings whose funds will help sustain inmates as well as fund various projects that arise within the ZPCS.
“As a corporate, the issue of sustainability has been at the epicentre of our goals and this has been fulfilled by donating two by 5 000 litres water tanks, a greenhouse and 10 000 fruit trees which will boost their orchards in all the camps,” she said.
The various trees included mango, lemon, orange, muzhanje, avocado and granadilla.
“We are not only ending on donating, but we are committed to working with ZPCS in ensuring the progress of this project,” Mtasa said.
In his acceptance speech ZPCS Commissioner-General Retired Major General Paradzai Zimondi thanked TelOne for the Kind Gesture.
“May I take this opportunity to thank TelOne for such a kind gesture of donating 10 000 trees which will boost orchards in all our camps nationally as fruits are a requirement to daily diet,” he said.
“In prisons, fruit trees will provide food and also help to generate income which will be used to fund other projects that arise from time to time.”
Zimondi added that planting trees will help sustain many families as some depend on selling the fruits and some harvest trees for timber.
TelOne and ZPCS teams took time to plant trees on the day.