As the time was clicking 8:10am, Board Chair for the Mulhako Wa Alhomwe cultural grouping Leston Mulli launched the exercise by planting a Mibawa tree at Mudi Dam catchment area along Machinjiri-Peretia Road.
In his brief remarks, the Board Chair who had a message of encouragement to the mammoth crowd that came to plant trees and continues making Malawi green.
The same exercise took place in Zomba where Ethel Malembetsa who is Zomba District Mulhako Wa Alhomwe Chairperson presided over the launch.
Malembetsa advised fellow Lhomwes and other people from sister tribes to plant trees thereby fulfilling President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika's vision of reclaiming the lost glory of nature.
She encouraged the members to take good care of the trees planted by among other things making fire breaks during the dry season.
The same exercise took place in the Central Region where Frank Mazizi who is also Chairperson for the Central Region Mulhako wa Alhomwe Chapter hinted on the significance of planting trees especially along the river banks.
Mazizi told the gathering that he was impressed with the turn up and the passion people have on issues to do with environment.
Mulhako Wa Alhomwe has embarked on this tree planting exercise with assistance from different councils, forestry department and well wishers.