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Cultural groups geared to turn Malawi green

Written by  Jonathan Sulumba

Following the launch of the tree planting season by His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika President of the Republic of Malawi in December 2017, different NGOs, Faith Based organizations and companies have supported the exercise in planting more trees with the aim of reclaiming its lost glory.

Mpuluka in black suit Mpuluka in black suit

One of the largest cultural groups in Malawi Mulakho wa Alomwe has planned to plant at least three million trees across the country.

The message was echoed at a press briefing in Blantyre by Chief Executive Officer for the cultural grouping, Muchanakhwaye Mpuluka.

Mpuluka who was accompanied by the Publicity Secretary for Mulhako wa Alhomwe Southern Region chapter James Ng’ambani, stressed that trees are important because they are used for various purposes such as herbs.

The CEO encouraged other cultural groups to emulate the same by planting trees with the aim of making Malawi green.

The exercise will see Mulhako wa Alhomwe members planting trees in Limbe along Machinjiri road, a water catchment area for Blantyre Water Board, in Zomba the noble course will take place at Sewage and Ndola parks while in the Capital City Lilongwe Mulhako Wa Alhomwe will plant trees along Lilongwe river where there is a by-pass.

Trees planted will be looked after by the councils and the Mulhako wa Alhomwe district chairpersons including chiefs. The tree planting exercise has been funded by the cultural grouping and well wishers.

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