Monday, February 26, 2024
HomeNationalMinister calls for unity in restoring degraded land

Minister calls for unity in restoring degraded land

PUBLISHED BY

Minister of Water and Sanitation, Abida Mia has urged people in the country to join hands in restoring degraded land to mitigate disasters that come as a result of climate change.

Mia said this on Friday in the area of Traditional Authority Kunthembwe in Blantyre during the National Water Resources Authority’s (NWRA) official handover ceremony of K22,500,000 cheque to 17 Sub-Catchment Management Committees (CMCs) established under the Malawi Watershed Services Improvement Project (MWASIP).

She said that there is need for collaboration among stakeholders in ensuring that degraded land is restored saying NWRA has already shown commitment to the course by supporting the CMCs.

“NWRA shows commitment to restoring the degraded land, the money which they have given to the CMCs is going to empower them in their work and ensure the success of the project. 

“Am impressed as CMCs are managing their areas well. I therefore urge all the CMCs that have received the funds to use them for their intended purpose,” she said.

Mia handing over the cheque to District Commissioners and CMCs representatives. Pic. Chilungamo Missi. (MANA).

In his remarks, Board Chairperson for NWRA, James Mambulu said the money which has gone to 17 sub-catchments from Blantyre, Neno, Ntcheu, Zomba, and Machinga will be used by the committees to look after the environment in terms of trees they have planted and ensuring that catchments are protected from soil erosion.

He added that they are also forming other committees in other catchments like Linthipe, Bua, Dwangwa, and Rukuru to support them.

Speaking on behalf of the CMCs, Steve Donda from Neno district said the money will help in ending some of the challenges like resources as CMCs have big areas to look after but had however minimal funding from MWASIP.

He said with what they had received they will be able to fully undertake various agriculture conservation and forestry activities.

RELATED ARTICLES

UNICEF steps up in Cholera outbreak fight in Malawi

The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Malawi has taken action to combat the cholera outbreak by ordering medical supplies worth over $1.2 million to aid the government's efforts.

24-year-old Martin Manyozo selected for 2023 Big Brainstorm

Through his project called 'Clean Cities Project', a 24-year-old social entrepreneur Martin Manyozo has been selected to be part of this year's Big Brainstorm by United Nations Foundation.

Chakwera names Phalombe District Hospital after freedom fighter John Chilembwe Hospital

President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has changed the name of Phalombe District Hospital to John Chilembwe Hospital honour of the martyred freedom fighter, Reverend John Chilembwe.

Chaponda ask for removal of vendors from the country’s streets

Member of parliament for Democratic Progressive party George Chaponda has urged local Government Minister Richard Chimwendo Banda to remove vendors in the streets of the cities of the country.

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