LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Reunion Insurance Company Limited on Saturday, March 26, 2022 partnered with Lilongwe City Council (LCC) and GLF Lilongwe Chapter for tree planting activity.

This is part of fulfilling its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to support the Making Lilongwe Green Campaign which is being championed by the Lilongwe City Council. 

Speaking during the ceremony before the events, councilor Chakakala Chaziya of Chinsapo 2 Wards who represented LLC Mayor said the City needs more tree planting initiatives to protect the environment and beautifying the city.

Salome Mdala, Legal and Compliance Manager representing the company’s CEO

Chaziya cited that  the recent cases of floods in some areas within the city are as the result of wanton cutting down of trees in river banks.

He therefore uploaded Reunion Insurance Company who sponsored the event to continue supporting its agenda.

Legal and Compliance Manager for Reunion Insurance Salome Mdala lauded stakeholders for coming to this auspicious occasion.

Mdala said that the company believes that if you cut a tree, you kill a life. If you save a tree, you save life. If you plant a tree, you plant life – Trees makes the environment cleaner and provides us with Oxygen.

She added that Reunion Insurance as an indigenous company serves the interest of Malawians, and it is persuaded that a little effort towards saving the environment is better than no effort.

Mdala pointed out that this year alone the company has assisted Zomba City Council, Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Lilongwe City Council for tree planting activities to the tune of three Million Malawi Kwacha. She promised to continue the support in the coming years.

Tree planting exercise

GLF Lilongwe Chapter representative Dr Emmanuel Chinkwita added that trees and forests plays an essential role in mitigating the impact of climate change.

Chinkwita observes that planting trees is one of the most important things to do to contribute to the health of the planet to aid filtering of air, drawing in carbon dioxide, breathing out of oxygen, filtering and regulating water, preventing floods and provides a hospitable place for animals to live.

Members of the Association of the Environmental Journalists in Malawi including Mathews Malata were part of this tree planting initiative.

The activity which started with a big walk at Bwandilo to Edge Waters Court in Area 47/A4 has seen  almost 1,000 Mibawa trees been planted along the degraded river line of the lingadzi River.

Reunion Insurance has promised to support the tree planting initiative each year not only for the beauty of the city and health of the planet but also to safeguard human dignity in a health planet.

The company will soon clock 17 years of its existence has 11 branches across Malawi and its headquarters is at Reunion House formally Lamya House along Masauko Chipembere Highway in Blantyre.

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