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Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees

Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees
Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees

By Lusekero Mhango

KARONGA-(MaraviPost)-National Bank of Malawi (NBM) on Saturday partnered Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and planted 2000 trees at Chilumba Barracks in Karonga.

NBM Service Centre Manager for Karonga Franklin Banda, said the initiative was part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility and as well as contributing towards making the environment green through planting trees.

He said, as a bank they are equally concerned with climate change which has been attributed to the degradation of the environment hence the teaming up with the MDF to reverse the trend.

Despite being a financial institution, we are also very passionate in creating an environment which is friendly to our customers as they are also affected by the negative effects of the depletion of the environment,” he said.

Adding, as a bank they will continue to partner MDF as one way of enhancing their working relationship and as a way of sustaining the environment through planting trees.

In his remarks Major Zawanda of Batalian 2IC, said forests play a vital role to soldiers as they provide training grounds to soldiers hence, they need to protect them.

“Safeguarding forests is vital to us because we need to have training areas as we can’t train anywhere else thus the need to plant trees,” he explained.

Group Village Headman Mwamakandala, expressed profound gratitude to NBM and MDF for the gesture and urged communities to borrow the same spirit of planting trees to conserve the environment.

In partnership with MDF, national bank are planting 37000 seedlings across the country this tree planting season.


  1. Sincere congratulations for the National Bank of Malawi and the Malawi Defence Force for their joined efforts to participate in the combat of climate change and in the greening of their country. It is heartwarming to read that NBM and MDF are planting 37.000 seedlings across Malawi in this tree planting season. Let me hereby suggest that NBM and MDF would not just “plant trees”, but go for choosing a mixture of “different species of fruit trees”. Fruit trees would not only contribute to the greening of Malawi, but also to the availability of vitamin rich fruits, so much needed by the Malawian population.

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