First Lady Gertrude Mutharika on Friday appealed to people in the country to plant and take care of trees. Speaking during a tree-planting exercise she conducted for Beautify Malawi (Beam)Trust at Chitukula Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Lilongwe District, Mutharika observed that planting trees is one thing and taking care of them is another. “Planting more trees would be meaningless if we fail to take care of them. We need to make sure that most of the trees that we plant should survive by taking good care of them,” she said.
A total of 200 trees have been planted at Chitukula CDSS by Beam. She said her organisation will continue providing tree seedlings to people upon request.In the picture,Mutharika planting a tree.—Pauline Kaude, Malawi News Agency