Tanzania launches mobilization campaign for alternative energy to stop deforestation

DAR ES SALAAM, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian authorities on Monday launched a campaign aimed at mobilizing people to use alternative energy, including using gas for cooking, to stop deforestation.

January Makamba, the Minister for Energy, said the first phase of the campaign will be done in 38 districts in 14 regions where poor families that use firewood for cooking will be given cooking gas cylinders free of charge.

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