Puma Energy Malawi in partnership with Blantyre Press Club (BPC) over the weekend planted 9 000 trees in Nkhata Bay and Lilongwe districts as a way of preserving the environment.
Speaking at Dzalanyama Forest during the planting exercise in Lilongwe, Puma Energy Malawi managing director Davies Lanjesi said their company noticed the environmental degradation in the country and they want to bring back the lost glory.
He said: “Our wish is to bring back the tree population that will also help the country to receive good rains and our friends at Escom [Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi] will be able to generate power without load shedding.”
He went on to appreciate the support the community of Dzalanyama provided during the exercise.
In his remarks BPC president Blessings Kanache thanked Puma Energy for partnering with the club in environmental conservation.
He said: “This time around, we have managed to plant trees in Nkhata Bay and Dzalanyama. All this is to send a message to the public that it is time for everyone to protect the environment.”
Kanache promised that they will make sure all planted trees survive.
Councilor for Malingunde Ward, Howard Chisoso, echoed Kanache’s words saying the community will take good care of the trees.
Puma energy also donated 100 litres of fuel to Dzalanyama Forest for the water bowser to assist in watering the newly planted trees.
Puma Energy in collaboration with BPC conducted similar activities earlier this year in Blantyre, Machinga and Zomba districts.