Raiply Malawi says it has planted around 1.2 million trees in its quest to cover 1000 hectares of the 20,000 hectares it holds under a concession.
Speaking after donating and planting 2000 pine trees at Makali Primary School in Mzimba district, Raiply Malawi Public Relations Officer, Dalitso Chimwala, said it is the duty of every citizen to plant and care for trees.
“If our environment is safe and secure, surely we will have [just] enough rains which will not destroy our communities,” said Chimwala, adding that they have also given out 28,500 seedlings to schools, churches, the media among others.
District commissioners for Mzimba and Nkhatabay, Rodney Simwaka and Rodgers Newa, jointly appealed to communities around Chikangawa and Viphya plantations to avoid torching the forest whenever they have disagreements with forestry managers, among others.
On average, Raiply Malawi harvests between 250 and 300 hectares annually for plywood, lumber, and wood furniture in the Chikangawa plantation.
Reported by George Mkandawire