LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-In its quest towards environmental management, Rotary Club of Lilongwe on Saturday, March 6, 2021 planted trees at Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources Nancy Tembo’s Lilongwe City South West constituency.
This was the response to the call from the ministry that the corporate world should adapt bare land for vegetation cover.
The club has therefore secured about 22,000 seedlings from its partners for tree planting season as a response to call.
The Club’s President William Matambo assured the nation that the initiative will cover areas that have been heavily depleted and degraded environmentally.
“It’s our responsibility to look after our environment as part of integral charity work of Rotary Club of Lilongwe hence the initiative. We expect that trees planted will be looked that the survival rate is good,” says Matambo.
Minister Tembo lauded the club for responding to her office call for tree planting exercise appealing to other able corporate world to do the same.
Tembo assured the nation that the ambitious 60 million trees will be achieved in this growing season as planned.
She therefore urged communities to look after planted trees and support regeneration of some natural trees.
“We commend Rotary Club of Lilongwe for responding to the ministry’s call with trees to my constituency that the initiative be extended to other areas.
“We appealing to corporate world to adapt bare land, mountains, river banks for vegetation cover that by end next three years our environment will be restored,” urges Tembo.
The constituency’s Community Network and Capacity Development (CONCAD) Secretary Chifundo Chibade assured the minister and the club that has put in place monitoring mechanism coupled with inspection for the planted trees.
With support from Export Development Fund, business man Sam Mwenefumbo and Pixus made it possible for Rotary Club of Lilongwe for the tree planting exercise.