All the issues regarding reafforestation.

BWB to plant 90 000 trees

Blantyre Water Board (BWB) public affairs officer Priscilla Mateyu: "The reason we are asking individuals, groups and companies to come forward and help in the tree planting exercise within the catchment areas is that we would like them to appreciate the importance of trees for sustainable water flow within the city and its surrounding areas".

NBM partners MDF in tree-planting campaign

The partnership of National Bank of Malawi (NBM), Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and the Department of Forestry is going to plant trees in the Eastern Region.

NBM acting chief executive officer Macfussy Kawawa: "We have been greatly affected by the deforestation. There is alaways power blackout that has resulted in us using generators which is very costly. This is why we are in this partnership with MDF".

Act Alliance to plant 60m trees

Act Alliance Malawi coordinator Jazel Mwakasungula: "We have made it a priority to combat the loss of forests and negative effects of climate change".

The planting will cost about K100 million and the target is that 90 in every 100 trees planted to survive.

Journalists in tree planting exercise

Association of Environmental Journalists (AEJ) secretary general Charles Mkoka: "With the newly-constructed stadium in this stretch of the river, we thought it wise to contribute towards the rehabilitation of the area by planting suitable species of trees that will complement the surroundings of the Bingu National Stadtium as well as protecting the degraded Lingadzi River bank".

Phindu growers association to plant 20 000 trees

Phindu Tobacco Growers Association acting president Robert Tauka: " So far, we have planted 10 000 trees in T/As Kabudula and Ngwangwa. Without trees farmers will have difficulties to grow tobacco".

But there are also opinions that the environmental damages are caused by the tobacco, according to one of the farmers in the area, Mc Ferson Kumanda.

Over 500 000 trees to be planted in BT

Blantyre district forestry officer Geoffrey Kanyerere: "Indeed, I can confirm that the district just like others, has not been spared from the high deforestation and environmental degradation effects due to El-Nino, wanton cutting down of trees, charcoal burning activities for commercial purposes and harmful bush fires among other devastating causes of deforestation".

Related to that the Blantyre District Council has secured 500 000 trees to be planted in this season.

PIL plants 10 000 seedlings in Ndirande Mountain

Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL) board chairperson Zubeir Bhana: "We are assisting in the afforestation of Ndirande Mountain, especially this area of our water resource used by Blantyre Water Board. A total of 10 000 seedlings will cover this area. This being a catchment area for Mudi Dam, we believe this will go a long waz in offering protection for this water resource area".