Erratic power supply in Zimbabwe has forced residents to resort to charcoal to cook. The prices of liquefied petroleum gas has shot up and so demand for the alternative, charcoal has soared. This means more trees are being fell to produce the commodity.
Residents say although they are deeply concerned about the implication of deforestation, they are also worried about the survival of human beings. Residents in this southern African nation are struggling with unemployment amid Zimbabwe’s worst economic crisis in a decade.