Alliance One spends K480m in tree planting exercise

Alliance One Tobacco, a multinational tobacco company has spent US$1 million  (about K480 million ) in tree planting exercise.

Alliance One MD Hughu Saunderf
Alliance One MD Hugh  Saunders
Alliance One Malawi's Managing Director planting a tree
Alliance One Malawi’s Managing Director planting a tree

This was disclosed on Friday when the company was winding up the tree planting exercise at its newly acquired Mpale Estate, in Madisi,  Dowa,  which the company launched during the onset of the rain season.

Company Leaf Director, Ronald Ngwira, told reporters during the function that the hectors of land that have been planted are 9,765 hectors while 24, 411,750 seedlings have been planted.

Since the establishment of Forestry department under the agronomy Department, Alliance One has invested significantly towards the same.

“Our target in by 2021 is to be self sufficient in wood supply from these and other resources, as part of our commitment to the country’s environmental management,” said Ngwira.

He is also encouraging farmers not to use natural trees for curing of tobacco in order to avoid deforestation.

During the function, Company Managing Director Hugh Saunders was also in attendance to witness the event.

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7 years ago

Iwe Ronny utesi uwu, where are the 33 million trees you are bragging about.

Make sure, you plant trees that we can use for ‘big dance’. Costume ikumativuta kupeza.

Eden Oscar HAzard
7 years ago

Flue cured tobacco mumathadi mitengo kwambiri, u need to spent 10 million USD.

7 years ago

Yes yes true ndalamayo yachepo poganizira momwe kampani imeneyi yathandizira kuononga mitengo komanso ndi ndalama zomwe amapanga pa season

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