LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi has ambitiously planted 56 million against 60 million target trees in 2020/2021 national forestry season.
This represents 93% of the targeted trees to be plated for the season.
Forestry and Natural Resources Minister Nancy Tembo told the news conference on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in the capital Lilongwe that planted trees need to be protected from any damage for survival rate.
Tembo disclosed that closure of 2020/2021 National Forestry Season marks the beginning of a new chapter of caring for “All the tree seedlings that we have planted and protecting all our Forests”.
President Lazarus Chakwera launched forest season in Nkhata Bay on December 16, 2020.
“Today (April 29, 2021 marks the end of the 2020/2021 National Forestry Season which was launched in Nkhata Bay on 16 December 2020 by President Chakwera. Therefore, today also marks the beginning of a new chapter of caring for all the tree seedlings that we have planted and protecting all our Forests.
“We had a successful 2020/21 season therefore special mention must go to the Honourable Members of Parliament (MPs) for leading this campaign in their respective areas.
“We planted 56 million tree seedlings of a targeted 60 million representing 93% performance. A great result considering the prevailing challenges that the country faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” says Tembo.
The Minister appealed to the general to look after planted trees while continue with the exercise that each and every institution, household should have woodlots.
2020/2021 Forestry season was under the theme: “Trees and Forests for improved health and well-being”.