Don Tarz has urged malawians to plant trees amidst this rainfall season to conserve the environment.
Don Tarz has made the call after observing that many malawians don’t plant trees despite being massive civic education on the tree planting exercises.
” Government, Non governmental Organizations ( NGOs) , and different stakeholders are doing their part great to have more trees planted but it looks like citizens are not putting much efforts in planting trees. For example, they are few people who plant trees at personal, or family level. Sometimes , we should sit down and contemplate how life would be without trees”, said Don Tarz.
Don Tarz , real name, Francis Nyanja claimed that he plant trees every year and has therefore told fans and the general public to do the same.
” I plant trees and I have planted many trees. I started planting trees long time ago. At first I was just doing it at personal level: I love trees , and I am used to an environment that has many trees, because I grew up in a place that was sorrounded by trees. Now, I plant trees because it is my duty as a citizen to take care of the environment.
” Dancehall listeners should also plant trees they are also part of the system- They benefit from trees in many ways. For instance , oxygen that they breath in comes from trees. I also would like to ask the general public to participate in the tree planting exercises. If they can not afford to buy tree seedlings, they can make a small nursery, and transfer seedlings to where ever they want to plant them,’ he said.
The Lilongwe based Reggae Dancehall artist, Don Tarz has urged the nation to manage planted trees to attain high survival rate.
” When trees are planted we should also look after them. You would agree with me that many trees are planted but few make it , because we don’t have time to take care of trees,” he said.
He has requested government to use artists in tree planting projects to increase citizens’ participation.
” I have been consulting government for an inclusion but their response is not satisfactory, but still I appreciate their efforts. They are doing great job. However, if they can engage someone like me in their tree planting exercises they can mobilize more youths, because they already follow and love us,” he said.
Last year Don Tarz dropped a song ” Dziko ” that advocate for environmental conservation and he has sinced asked fellow artists to also use their talents to address environmental issues.
He reflected : ” Music is a very powerful weapon. Therefore lets use it to bring about social change,”