Friends of Egypt in Malawi Association (FEMA) Saturday planted 200 trees of Acacia and M’bawa variety at Msondole Hill, in Chimwaye village, TA Mazengera, Lilongwe.
The seedlings planted are the first consignment of a total of 1500 to be planted in the area with the rest to be planted by members of the community in the course of this month.
This was the second activity for FEMA since its formation last year having donated food items to a children’s ward at Kamuzu Central Hospital on World AIDS Day, 2015.
Egypt Ambassador to Malawi, Maher El-Adawy who accompanied the association to the tree planting exercise, said it was important that FEMA make an impact on the community through its various activities.
“Malawi depends on agriculture, but deforestation has affected the rainfall partners. Planting trees therefore ensures that Malawi has enough vegetative cover, the green beauty is maintained and more rains in the future, that’s the kind of impact we want FEMA to have in the community,” he said.
A member of FEMA’s steering committee, Harnet Msukwa, thanked the Ambassador for his continued support to FEMA and Malawi saying the grouping will continue with activities that will benefit the country.
Meanwhile, FEMA in conjunction with the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service will hold an open day blood donation day at the Egyptian Embassy, in Lilongwe, on Saturday.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :