Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on Saturday planted 1 500 trees at Nankhani and Chipiri primary schools in Lilongwe.
The party also distributed exercise books worth K200 000 (about $500) at Chimwala, Chagogo, Kanyandule and Kang’oma primary schools.
MCP national youth director Lobin Lowe, who led the MCP in both exercises, said the party is concerned about environmental degradation issue; hence, they planted the trees.
Lowe said: “When MCP was in power, preserving forests was one of the priorities of government. But now forests are no longer a priority as evidenced by the state of Chikangawa Forest in the North.
“We have planted these trees to remind Malawians that we are still concerned about forests. We want to turn Malawi green. If each school or village plant some trees, we can reclaim the lost glory in as far as forests are concerned.” he said.
Lowe also said the party distributed the exercise books to pupils as one way of promoting education at primary level.
He said the money for the donation was the contribution that the party’s headquarters youths made.
In another development, students in Zomba courtesy of Lead organisations and other partners teamed up to plant trees on Zomba Mountain Forest Reserve.