"Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) first year students on Saturday planted trees in Machinga along Likwenu and Lisanjala rivers, tributaries of the Shire River. About one thousand tree seedlings were planted in the exercise aimed at minimising siltation in the Shire River to enable electricity generation and pumping of water".
MDF Deputy Chief of Military Operations Colonel Harold Dzoole: "We have noted that every year trees are planted but very little care is offered to the trees. As Malawi Defence Force we promise to take care of these trees".
Illovo Malawi human resources manager Jeromy Ngolombe: "[...] forests [...]. They are a source of oxygen, food, firewood, shelter, medicine and employment. We need forests for us to live a healthy and balanced life".
Minister of Health Peter Kumpalume: "This area was once covered with trees, but due to careless cutting down of trees, it is now deserted; hence, this funtion will make a great impact to the area in the near future. Let us take care of these trees up until they grow".