Mutharika led Beautify Malawi Trust in tree planting at State House 

President Professor Peter Mutharika Saturday led state house residents, Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) and Lilongwe City Council in trees planting within the road from Kamuzu Palace to parliament building.

President Peter Mutharika, plants  Royal Palm Trees at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

President Peter Mutharika, plants Royal Palm Trees at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

First Lady, Madame Gertrude Mutharika, plants her Royal Palm Tree at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

First Lady, Madame Gertrude Mutharika, plants her Royal Palm Tree at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Speaking after planting trees, Mutharika said the exercise was also part of BEAM as trees help in beautifying the country.

Explained Mutharika, “This is my house where I have planted trees and I encourage all Malawians to do the same in their homes. They can plant any type of tree either ordinary or fruit trees.”

He encouraged people in the country to water trees after the rains have stopped saying that each year 50 per cent of the trees die after planting, but hope that this year 60 to 70 per cent of the trees will survive.

Lilongwe City Council Mayor, Willie Chapondela said they want to plant 1,500 palm trees from statehouse gate to Parliament building in Lilongwe by the end of this 2015/16 tree planting season.

He added that the trees would add beauty to the road when they grow and the land would no longer look bare.

BEAM Chairperson, Mayamiko Mwinjiro said they are expecting to plant 20, 000 to 30, 000 trees by the end of this year’s tree planting season.

“Last year we planted 6,000 trees and this year we want to plant more. Apart from this we will also plant trees at Malosa Mountain, but it would be different from the way we did last year.

“The trees would be planted in a way to provide space for the communities to be keeping bees and also able to create tourism attraction,” he said.

Mwinjiro added that the community will earn money through bee keeping and tourism adding that the initiative would be done in collaboration with the Upper Shire of Anglican Diocese.

He further said they will also plant trees along airport road and other areas across the country and beautify roundabouts.

President Mutharika led the nation in 2015/16 trees planting exercise in Ntcheu on January 18, 2016.

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7 thoughts on “Mutharika led Beautify Malawi Trust in tree planting at State House ”

  1. Johfell says:

    …..and he fell……
    How you noticed how many people are felling sorry that he fell…..? Very few! That should tell a story……

  2. kkkkkkkk says:

    ok fine koma bwanji simunanene za ngozi inachitika ija……plz plz

  3. kkkkkkkk says:

    ok fine koma bwanji simunanene za ngizi inachitika ija……plz plz

  4. Sapitwa says:

    Good for the country. I would also suggest you plant the trees in the hearts of the Malawians who only know how to cut down trees wantonly without planting. Folks, whilst you are doing a good job it would be more good to embark on a tree campaign in the whole country like that of HIV/AIDs on tree planting and care.I would also would have liked to hear follow ups on the trees you planted last year to see how many have survived.
    This is no easy task as it is not about beautifying Malawi but changing the mind set and making Malawi more greener. And what about drafting a bill on trees?

  5. Getu says:

    how many people does it take to plant one tree? why are you beautifying the state house and not old town Lilongwe??

  6. Amazed says:

    The other time Beam collected money in the name of decorating roundabouts and what it has done is to uproot the grass and flowers and leave the roundabouts in a sorry state. Take the Capital Hotel roundabout as an example . So what is this now and in any case shouldn’t the City Council be doing this?

  7. 2016 welcome says:

    Mayor Chapondera and Peter Mutharika are isotopes . They are like minded retrogressive creatures who given a civilized society should never be allowed any closer to any leadership position. At you Chapondera, ever thought of a project say, a dual carrisge road from KIA to Kanengo to A/18 roundabout to Mchinji round about to Town hall up to 6 miles (Bunda turn-off). Such a four lane road will not only improve the image of the city from the airport but also ease traffic jam within the city.

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