Rotary Club of Lilongwe in conjunction with National Smallholder Famers Association (Nasfam) has intensified land cover restoration through planting trees in Lilongwe.
The club’s president Maliam Mdoko said they have planted 50 000 tree seedlings since the launch of the tree-planting exercise two months ago.
She said this on Saturday during a tree-planting exercise at Chata Primary School in Lilongwe.
“We plant trees every year to bring back vegetative cover,” said Mdoko.
Nasfam climate smart agriculture manager Gloria Kasongo bemoaned the loss of vegetative cover in Lilongwe.
She said the initiative will not only bring back vegetation, but also wild animals.
The school’s head teacher Emily Adam commended the club and Nasfam for choosing her school to benefit from the exercise.
“The school will take care of the 2 500 tree seedlings planted so that they can survive,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Rotary Club of Lilongwe on Friday celebrated its Golden Jubilee with the chartering of a new club—Rotary Club of Lilongwe Lingadzi—signifying expansion and commitment to serve humanity.
The birth of the new club was celebrated at a dinner spiced with project displays, speeches and institutional as well as individual awards.
Nation Publications Limited was recognised with Best Maternal Neonatal Award in relation to its flagship Mother’s Fun Run annual programme while Rotarian Manzoor Bheda was awarded with the Longest Serving Rotarian Award.
Mdoko appealed to the club’s membership to re-invigorate commitment to the club’s projects that respond to societal needs.
“It is easy to be inducted as a Rotarian, but to remain one requires dedication and a spirit of serving humanity,” she said.