Malawi Plants Over 50 Million Trees

Planting trees (file photo).

Blantyre — The country has planted over 50 million trees in the just ended tree planting season against a 60 million target.

Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining has since expressed satisfaction over the number of planted trees covering about 25, 000 hectares.

"The ministry is satisfied with the way how Malawians have taken part in this tree planting season that ended on April 15.

"Our target was to plant 60 million trees as stated by President Peter Mutharika when he launched the 2018/19 tree planting season.

"We are not far away from the target and we hope that the number will increase as we finish correcting data," said the ministry's spokesperson Sangwani Phiri in an interview Friday.

He further said government will do an assessment through district forest offices in areas affected by floods to find out if there is need to replant trees.

"The assessment will be done to measure the magnitude of affected trees," Phiri said.

Mutharika launched the planting season in December 2018 at Malingunde Primary School Ground in Lilongwe District under the theme 'Plant and manage trees, secure water, food and environment.'

More From: Malawi News Agency

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.