Lilongwe City Mayor, Richard Banda planting tree

By Chrissy Nkumba

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Lilongwe City Council (LCC) John Chome says the green Lilongwe initiative is of Paramount importance as it will help in the restoration of degraded land in the city.

This follows the opening of a five years campaign which aims at seeing the restoration of five hectares of degraded land in the city.

Chome notified that the council has mobilised relevant stakeholders including schools, government departments, private sectors, individuals, youth groups and many others to anchor their objective of restoring this degraded land.

On his part, LCC Mayor Richard Banda said that they have donated 5,000 seedling to Kaliyeka Primary School and have managed to plant 3000 seedlings for this growing season.

He further called upon authorities to take part in this tree planting initiative around Kaliyekaa and the whole Lilongwe city.

Banda added that with the exercise, the council expects a reduction of floods and drought saying plated trees will cover the city.

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