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".
The AHL Group donated 4,000 fruit trees to Rukali Primary School. In this context Group Village Headman Baghaya Mhango pointed out the responsibility of the goverment for taking care of the Malawians faced hunger.
Malawi Lake Basin Programme (MLBP) monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officer Mwabi Sichinga: "Malawi Lake Basin works in collaboration with the Department of Forestry to ensure that more trees survive. For example, last year about 1,2 million trees were planted and slightly above one million trees survived".
MLBP "plans to plant about one million trees of complementing goverment`s efforts in arresting deforestation and mitigate the effects of climate change".