Fair Trading Commission spends K1.2m to purchase tree seedlings

The Competition and Fair Trading Commission  (CFTC) has spent K1.2 million to purchase tree seedlings which have been planted around the Kamuzu Palace CDSS.

Malonda after she planted her tree

Speaking on the sidelines of the tree planting ceremony,  CFTC Executive Director Charllotte Wezi Malonda said despite fair trading competition being their main duty, there is no denying that trees are also very important to the lives of humans.

She said that with government taking tree planting seriously, CFTC cannot also be left behind.

Malonda said:“You know very well that the President himself launched year’s tree planting this exercise on 15 December and we needed to emulate his example. It is very commendable that government identified this place for us to plant trees and block leaders must also be patted at the back for being in the forefront to make sure that the exercise goes according to plan. Trees are very important and every time we eat fruits we know that someone planted trees.”

Guest of honour at the event Christina Chatima Zakeyu who is Director in the Ministry of Trade said climate change can be best dealt with if many trees are planted throughout the world.

“This function is very important because trees help in the checking land degradation. Climate change can be best dealt with if continue planting trees. CFTC and forestry officials who are also championing the tree planting exercise must be commended for this gesture,” she added.

A representative of BEAM  Ethel Kapyepye also hailed CTFC for planting trees in the area saying it was an example worth emulating.

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