Lusaka, 27 September, 2020 / 8:24 pm (ACI Africa).
The need to adopt alternative sources of household cooking fuel was the focus of a training, which the leadership of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese organized in view of fostering environmental conservation.
The training engaged 24 people in making wood-saving stoves. Those trained are “expected to train others” on alternative and efficient sources of fuel for household use.
“The project aims at training communities in construction of wood saving (fuel efficient) stoves and engaging them in constructive and quality dialogue on the effects/impacts of deforestation and climate change,” the leadership of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has been quoted as saying in a Wednesday, September 23 report.
In the report, the leadership of the Diocese explains that human activity has led to the destruction of forests, which are meant to “purify the air.”
“The world was created with a belt “Lungs” of dense forests (Amazon forest, Congo forest etc.) across the world to provide a factory to purify the air for humanity,” the leadership of the Diocese has reported, adding, “Human activity which includes mining, agriculture, charcoal manufacturing and collection of logs for firewood has slowly destroyed the belt.”