After being entrusted with patrolling protected forests in the country, Malawi Defence Force (MDF) through its Kasungu’s Engineers Battalion has taken another noble task of planting trees.
During tree planting exercise at their base on Friday in Kasungu, Major Desmond Sikelo, who represented the Battalion’s Commanding Officer said the soldiers will plant over 10 000 trees this season.
“At the moment we want to plant 10 thousand trees, but as the season progresses we may plant even more trees,” he said.
Kasungu district commissioner Reverend Moses Chimphepo hailed the soldiers for demonstrating that they can also help in increasing forest cover.
Currently, the MDF is patrolling protected forests like Dzalanyama, Mulanje and Viphya. n