#ReagaPolokwane | "We appreciate their efforts as they, collectively, continue to ensure protection and cleanliness of our environment," this is Polokwane Executive Mayor Cllr Mosema Makoro John Mpe appreciating the work by municipal workers and members of the community who were involved in cutting the grass and planting trees in Ward 23 of the municipality. "We need trees for our environment, we also need our environment to be taken care of. We have to cut the grass regularly and clean the environment as the saying goes 'cleanliness is next to godliness'." "Trees provide us with many benefits some of which we can't see but they make huge difference. Trees replenish groundwater and filter the air from harmful pollutants and odors. With that said, on behalf of Council, I wish to appreciate cooperation by the MMC for Waste and Environment Cllr Jeneffer Malope, Ward 23 Councillor Cllr Roelof Lourens, municipal employees and the community of Ward 23 for important task," said Cllr Mpe. The Executive Mayor says the municipality is also looking at better ways of keeping the City clean. The municipality has, for years, been scooping awards as Greenest Municipality and National Arbor City for its tree planting campaign and programmers to keep the City clean. This financial year alone, the municipality has already planted more than a thousand trees across the municipal area. More than 500 fruit trees have been donated to communities, tribal offices and schools in the municipality's effort to address food security challenges. Polokwane Municipality has always been participating in the national call for planting thousand trees with the aim of eventually becoming the eco friendly city.