Lions Club of the Capital City, the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) have joined forces to discourage cutting down of trees, which is a major contributor of environmental degradation in the country.
The two institutions on Saturday planted over three thousand trees at Dzalanyama in the outskirts of Lilongwe City.
The club’s president Washington Kaimvi said the partnership will facilitate the mobilisation of resources towards restoring forests in Lilongwe.
“We, as the Lions Club of Lilongwe, have always worked with partners to achieve our goals in various sectors. So, we decided that we should partner MDF, LWB and other stakeholders like a youth club based in Area 36 and students from the College of Medicine to address deforestation in and around Lilongwe,” Kaimvi said.
Caption Cuthbert Kalipinde of Kamuzu Barracks said they were happy to be part and parcel of the initiative towards finding a lasting solution to deforestation and environmental degradation in the country.
Kalipinde stated that as MDF, they have always “had a heart for the environment; and, that is why you have been seeing us protecting Dzalanyama Forest”.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :