PRECISION ADDS 1000 TREES AROUND MT. KILIMANJARO
(Posted 14th May 2018)
Tanzania’s Precision Air Services Plc. has taken part in an initiative to preserve the environment around Mt. Kilimanjaro.
This was achieved by the tree planting activity which involved Precision Air staff together with the District Council and the community in the area. A total of 1000 trees were planted in Siha in an area located between Kilimanjaro National Park and Ngarony Village.
Commenting on the event, Precision Air’s Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager, Mr.Hillary Mremi said, Precision Air feels obliged to protect Mt.Kilimanjaro as it has a direct impact on it’s business.
“Mt.Kilimanjaro is taking good care of us as a company and as a nation through tourism, so we all have the responsibility to take care of our mountain and the environment at large” Mremi said to ATCNews.
Precision Air has been operating into Kilimanjaro International Airport for 24 years and as one of the key stakeholders in the tourism industry this was its way of giving back to the society around Mount Kilimanjaro which is one of the key tourist attractions in the country.
On the other hand the Siha District Forest Officer, Mr.Lazaro Mwaluko said Precision Air has set a good example for other stakeholders. ‘It’s time now we take concrete actions to protect our environment so that the future generation can equally enjoy the beauty of our country such as Mt.Kilimanjaro and the rest‘.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, standing at about 5,895 meters above sea level. Mt. Kilimanjaro is also the longest “freestanding” mountain in the world.
Precision Air Services was established in 1993 as a private air charter transport company mainly providing connections for tourists visiting the rich natural attractions of Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania, to Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean and other parts of the country from the Arusha municipal airport as its base.
Currently headquartered in Dar Es Salaam it has grown to become a reputable airline in East Africa and Africa at large.Operating from Dar es Salaam with flights to Arusha, Bukoba, Kilimanjaro, Mtwara, Mwanza, Tabora, Zanzibar and Nairobi.
Precision Air is the only publicly quoted Tanzanian airline company at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.