By PETER MALASHA
A MKUSHI youth has appealed to fellow youths to venture into tree planting and other projects to sustain themselves.
Mr. Isaac Sampa, who is already involved in tree planting, told the Daily Nation in an interview that youths should consider venturing into projects such as tree planting instead of spending time on unprofitable activities such as alcohol abuse and illicit sex.
Mr. Sampa said tree planting was a lucrative business that could see youths earn some money and improve their livelihood if taken seriously as opposed to always relying on government for employment.
Mr. Sampa said the tree planting project had an available market from within and outside Mkushi at good prices.
He said with changes in climatic conditions, tree planting was imperative and one of the solutions to the problem.
Mr. Sampa said the project was not only for the economic value but added value to the vegetation and helped improved the rain pattern.
Mr. Sampa said those interested in the project, could start in a small way by collecting seeds and preparation of nurseries for different plants.
Mr. Sampa was dealing in plants such as Jacaranda, Moringah, Eucalyptus, Framboyants, Mandalena and Umbrella trees.
He cited Palm tree Granadillas, Guavas, Mangoes, Avocado, and Tropical Pines that were ready on nurseries.
“I therefore appeal and encourage youths to venture into tree planting for their benefit. The business is profitable but one should have patience.
“Let’s combine efforts together as youths and create our own employment unlike depending on government but become our own bosses,” Mr. Sampa said.