Mutharika launches 2018/2019 tree planting season

President Peter Mutharika has on Saturday launched the 2018/2019 national forests season at Malingunde in Lilongwe, where he marked the beginning of the season by planting two trees with a call for stakeholders to play a leading role in environmental conservation.

Mutharika has today officially launched the tree planting season

 In his address that was monitored on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation Television [MBC TV], Mutharika stressed on the need for other stakeholders to emulate steps being taken by the private sector in making sure that trees are being planted in different parts of the country.

The President was accompanied to the ceremony by, among others, Minister of Health (MoH) Atupele Muluzi and Minister of Natural Resources Energy and Environment Agrrey Massi.

On the launch of the tree planting exercise, Mutharika said government is going to plant 60 million trees between now and April next year tbring back the depleted forests.

He said the establishment of Malawi Youth Forest Restoration programme, which will see youths get  employed to restore a 10 000 hectares of forest will help enhance forest management system in the quest of conserving natural resources countrywide.

This year’s tree planting exercise is unique since it will involve youths who will be receiving remuneration from the 2018/2019 national budget, a development some commentators, including the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament said is cosmetic and a campaign budget.

Natural Resources Mining and Energy Minister Massi appealed to communities to join the President in reafforest Dzalanyama, which is the source of Lilongwe and Diamphwe rivers.

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Joe
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Ulendo kuno ma guard ayesetsa kuteteza achikulire kuti asagwenso. But why in suit?

Kachimanga
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Kachimanga

Nde mumati Kamuzu did nothing for 31 years when you were just a stone throw away from Kamuzu dam which supplies water to the city….koma Mr Maliseche

Zina ukaona
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Zina ukaona

Lero sanagwe, Paja samachedwa kugwa kikikikikikikikikikiki

Malisechedi
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Malisechedi

Who goes to plant a tree in a suit, while stepping on a red carpet with a gold plated wheel barrow?????……… 5 more months of this madness !

Tiwone zina
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Tiwone zina

The red carpet , the suit , the gloves makes the whole thing look really stupid, out of touch with reality

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
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Ooooh My God !! PITALA AMENEYO ! NDI MNZAKE NGONGOLIWA !! ANA INU ZOONA KUCHITA KUDUDA MADALA CHONCHI ??

Austin
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He needs onother five years for what?? For planting trees?? tired of this cashgate Man..he has failed completely

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

This year no falling down? robust healthy kkkkkkkk we dont wear a suit at tree planting events get a PPE!

Finye
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Finye

Fosholo ndi wota keni zaikidwa maluwa, zachani zimenezo? Zikungowonetseratu kuti kuzala mitengo uku sikwa serious. Tizikhala serious penapake a Malawi. president sangafe atagwira fosholo yopanda zimaluwazo. A Mutharika nanu kumawaletsako a tidyenawo zinazi

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