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Malawi Natural Resources Minister Tembo challenges Parliamentarians on leading national forest season

Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources Nancy Tembo

By Faith Mwafulirwa

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources Nancy Tembo on Thursday, October 22, 2020 presented in the National Assembly a ministerial statement on the National Forestry Season and Launch of National Clean-Up Day.

In her presentation Tembo reminded Malawians of their responsibility for protecting natural resources for the next generation.

She said her ministry started preparations for this year’s national forestry season which runs from 15th December to 15th April the following year, under the theme “Trees and Forests for improved health and well-being”. 

The minister therefore encouraged Members of Parliament (MPs) to carry out the re-afforestation to their constituencies and that her ministry will supply a minimum of 1000 tree seedlings to every constituency for the exercise.

Tembo underscore the main objective of the National forestry season which is to build a responsible citizenry that plants and cares for trees and forests for the sustenance of the present and future generations.

“Tonse government is committed to expedite the attainment of 4.5million hectares towards the goal to restore degraded agriculture and forestry landscape, which our government committed towards the AFR-100 initiative (African Forest Landscape Restoration) and the Bonn challenge in 2016.

“Malawi’s degraded land forests will be restored through tree planting, tree protection and managing of natural regeneration by the year 2030.” the minister said.

On environment and waste management, Minister Tembo said Malawi is currently facing a huge challenge in the management of waste due to among other reasons indiscriminate waste disposal, inadequate waste collection services and poor waste disposal facilities.

“Preparations for the launch of National clean-up day in Malawi with the purpose of mobilising the general public to participate in cleaning their environment is at an advanced stage.

“I therefore urged MPs and community leaders to initiate and participate in the National clean-up activities and related environmental management activities, she added.

During his Environmental brief on Monday, October 19, 2020 President Lazarus Chakwera stressed the need for all Malawians to take responsibility towards protecting and enhancing our natural environment for the next generation.

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