World Vision Malawi (WVM) has teamed up with Toyota Malawi in planting trees in the city of Mzuzu.
Speaking during a tree planting exercise at Nkhorongo Primary School on Monday, Toyota Malawi customer relations manager Lusungu Mangochi said despite being a vehicle and spare parts selling company, the company is also engaged in social responsibility activities.
“We look into different areas like environment. This is the reason we have provided K2 million solely for tree planting,” said Mangochi.
On the management of trees, she said her company is working hand in hand with WVM and Mzuzu City Council to ensure that the trees planted are taken care of.
WVM regional manager for the North Annie Kumwenda said children, which her organisation is working with, have been affected by careless cutting of trees, which has resulted to climate change.
Kumwenda also disclosed that due to lack of trees, disasters have struck WVM catchment areas in Nkhata Bay, thereby destroying some houses and schools. 4 000 trees were planted during the day.