Principal Secretary in the Ministry of education responsible for secondary education Thokozile Banda has commended Airtel Malawi for the donation of 6,000 seedlings to the ministry.
Banda made the remarks in Lilongwe on Tuesday when Airtel handed over the seedlings donation.
She said Ministry of education wrote different organisations asking them to assist with seedlings and pointed out that Airtel was the first to respond.
“Thanks Airtel Malawi, you are a true friend,” said Banda.
The PS noted with concern that most schools have been damaged this year mainly due to deforestation.
In his remarks, Airtel head of regulatory affairs, Wilson Kyumba said:”Among other things we use trees as major source of timber for building construction, furniture manufacturing, tools, sporting equipment, household equipment and wood pulping.”
Kyumba said by hatching the environmental related partnership with the ministry of education, different students would embrace a culture of planting and conserving trees.
Airtel has already donated 10,000 trees in various parts of the country during this year’s tree planting season.