Friday, February 23, 2024
HomeEnvironmentGovernment encourages tree planting along river banks

Government encourages tree planting along river banks


Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change Michael Usi has encouraged Malawians to utilise the National Forestry Season by planting more trees along the river banks as one way of restoring and protecting the rivers and conserving the environment.

Usi said this on Monday during the tree-planting exercise in Traditional Authority (T/A) Machinjiri in Blantyre where he planted a tree along Chirimba River bank.

“Planting trees should not be an event but it should be our culture to restore and conserve the environment. So I am encouraging people that every day they should be planting trees, especially along the river banks in order to restore and protect the rivers.

“Subsequently, we shall restock these rivers with fish for people to benefit in terms of food and income. Government plans to utilise the water from the rivers to restock fish,” he said.

Usi planting a tree. Pic by Memory Chatonda-Mana

Usi then advised communities to take good care of the planted trees so that its survival rate can improve.

He also called upon Malawians to always hold their authorities accountable for any government transactions, including the Constituency Development Fund, as one way of ensuring that the funds are used for the intended development projects.

Group Village Head Mdala has since hailed the Minister for his quest to protect the river banks.

Mdala, who represented T/A Machinjiri, said he will continue to mobilise people so that they can plant and take care of the trees even after the season in order to restore the degraded landscapes for the benefit of future generations.

President Lazarus Chakwera launched the forestry season in January 2023 under the theme ‘Forest Innovation in Action: Reforestation for a Sustainable Tomorrow’.


Adopt charcoal briquettes as source of energy

Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change has urged people to adopt alternative energy sources and efficient cooking technologies like briquettes charcoal in order to improve environmental sustainability in the country.

Project surpasses targets as 2,700 adopt clean cooking technologies in Kuphika Moganizira Chilengedwe 

Around 2, 700 households in Blantyre and Zomba Cities have switched to clean cooking technologies through the ‘Phikani Moganizira Chilengedwe [Environmental Friendly Cooking] Project’.

Chakwera says Malawi has huge potential for carbon trading

President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Friday launched the Malawi Carbon Markets Initiative while casting hope that the country huge potential for carbon trading.

Climate Justice Advocates commend operationalization of Loss and Damage Fund at COP28

Malawi's climate justice advocates are lauding a significant stride forward in addressing the repercussions of climate change on the world's most vulnerable nations following the operationalization of Loss and Damage Fund at COP28.

Latest Posts

popular posts

Mchinji’s agriculture committee emphasises on collaboration

Mchinji District Agriculture Extension Coordination Committee (DAECC) has stressed the need for strong relationships and collaboration among stakeholders to sustain agriculture initiatives being implemented in the district.

Woman drags Nankhumwa to court over child maintenance issues

A little known woman, Letina Kamwamba, has dragged Leader of Opposition and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential aspirant, Kondwani Nankhumwa, to court over child maintenance issues.

2024 Aviator Strategy and Tips to Win (TESTED AND VERIFIED)

With the recent surge of users on Premierbet Malawi Aviator; we keep seeing many Facebook and Twitter posts about whether there’s a strategy of some sort for the Aviator game. We haven’t seen any definite answers to this which pushed us to answer this, using a program that compiles the results and gives you an idea of different strategies and numbers to try on Aviator.

MCP publicist Reverend Maurice Munthali resigns

Publicity Secretary for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Reverend Maurice Munthali has resigned from his position, citing the prevailing governance atmosphere marred by persistent corruption allegations and related scandals as reasons for his resignation.

MK17.28bn Mzuzu Civic Office Complex construction at 45%

Plem Construction Limited (PCL) has disclosed that progress of the construction of the first ever Mzuzu Civic Office Complex is at 45 percent.
Nthanda Times