The reigning Miss Malawi, Susan Mtegha, on Friday led the people of Mpingu village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Malili in Lilongwe to plant trees in her campaign to fight deforestation.
The ceremony was initiated by organisers of Miss Malawi pageant, Artistic Agency, in connection with the responsibilities of the queen in one of her many charity activities more especially in the fight against global warming.
In his remarks, T/A Malili thanked the Miss Malawi office for taking the country’s beauty queen to their area, saying that it was the first time they had heard of a Miss Malawi taking such an initiative.
“We hope that other beauty queens will emulate her example and we urge her to do the same in other places,” said the T/A.
Apart from the country’s top beauty queen office, the exercise was supported by the International Christian Assembly, a local church based in Lilongwe that falls under the Assemblies of God, in partnership with the local chiefs and the community.
After looking at the needs in the community, Miss Malawi pledged to donate 10 soccer and netballs to the youth in the area “for recreation and to get rid of idleness in the youth”.
Artistic Agency director Vitu Kamanga said this was what every good-willing Malawian should consider doing.
“No matter how small a contribution may seem it goes to empower those that are less fortunate and in need,” said Kamanga. “We hope to carry this gesture to many parts of Malawi.”
The ceremony was also graced by Pastor Albert Phiri of the International Christian Assembly and 24 other traditional leaders.