According to a note from the Government of the Province of Luanda (GPL), the action took place at primary school n.º 1206.
"With a view to praising the conservation of trees and the maintenance of green spaces in Luanda, the Provincial Governor of Luanda, Manuel Gomes da Conceição Homem, accompanied by more than 40 children, planted, with the help of the children, a tree at the Primary School No. 1206, thus kicking off the Tree Planting Campaign in the Province, today, Tuesday, January 31st", reads the note.
This project – whose launch took place on the National Environment Day, marked this Tuesday – aims to reinforce environmental preservation, in order to make the province greener and ecologically sustainable, adds the GPL.
According to the governor, quoted by Angop, the provincial government received from the Forest Development Institute about 300 seedlings of acacia trees to be planted in Luanda with the help of entities related to the environment.
According to Angop, the continuation of tree planting in the capital is scheduled for the next few days, with the project extending throughout this year.
The role of education was also highlighted by the governor, who indicated that he is working with the provincial delegation of education to include students in a maintenance program for the gardens of educational establishments, writes Angop.
Manuel Homem also mentioned that they understand that it is "fundamental" to prepare the little ones about the need to preserve the environment. "We understand that it is fundamental to prepare children about the need to preserve the environment", indicated the governor, who, quoted by Angop, added that it is necessary to involve parents and guardians in the creation and treatment of these areas.
The deputy governors for the Political and Social Sector, Manuel Gonçalves, Economic Sector, Gilson Carmelino and for Technical Services and Infrastructure, Cristino Ndeitunga, who also planted trees, board members and students from the school, were present.