Takondwa community-based organisation (CBO) on Wednesday planted 1 000 trees on Nguluyanawambe Mountain in Kasungu District.
The exercise is part of a Kasungu District Forestry Office tree conservation initiative at the site.
Speaking at the event, the organisation’s chairperson McDonald Zimba said they carried out the exercise after realising that a lot of families live around the mountain and rely it for their livelihoods.
“We decided to plant trees to complement government’s initiative of conserving trees through planting and natural regeneration,” he said.
In his remarks, Kasungu district forestry officer Henry Kagulo commended the CBO for assisting his office in planting trees.
“We thank the CBO for the exercise. Their contribution will help us meet the target of 4.9 million trees set to be planted this season,” he said.
Kasungu District launched the 2019/20 district tree planting season last under the theme Trees and Forests for Transformed Landscapes and Livelihoods.