Kilimanjaro, Wednesday, 3rd June 2021 – Leading digital lifestyle company, Tigo Tanzania, has today received 7,000 tree seedlings from Helios Towers Tanzania as a donation towards Tigo’s tree planting initiative, Tigo Green for Kili.
In a bid to conserve the snow around Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Tigo Green for Kili project aims to plant over 28,000 trees around Kilimanjaro region. The initiative, which kicked off in late February 2021, has received an overwhelming response from members of the public. The 7,000 tree seedlings donated by Helios Towers Tanzania, brings the total number of tree seedlings donated to the project to 31,446 tree seedlings, reflecting the commitment of the teams of Tigo Tanzania and its partners, and the success of the Tigo Green for Kili project.
Speaking to members of the press, during the handover of the tree seedlings in Hai district, Kilimanjaro region, Tigo Tanzania Northern Zone Territory Manager, Daniel Mainoya said, “Tigo Tanzania has embarked on a noble cause, that is to plant trees that will help in restoring the snow on Mt. Kilimanjaro which has been decreasing for the past 4 years due to global warming, rampant cutting down of trees for firewood, illegal logging, and forest fires.”
“I would like to commend Helios Towers Tanzania for donating 7,000 tree seedlings towards this project. As I applaud this gesture from Helios Towers Tanzania, let me also inform other stakeholders that we continue to receive tree seedlings”.
“Also speaking at the event, the Helios Towers Tanzania Managing Director, Ramsey Koola said
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