AICC Tree Planting Initiative
- Created: Friday, 08 February 2019 10:14
- Published: Friday, 08 February 2019 10:14
African Institute of Corporate Citizenship on Friday, February 1, 2019, embarked on a tree planting exercise at Malambalala Primary School, T A. Kachindamoto in Dedza. During the exercise, over 1000 trees seedlings were planted at the school.
Among the dignitaries that were in attendance include the Acting Director of Forestry Mr. Mankhambera who was also the guest of honour, the District Commissioner, Mr. Matewere, The District Education Manager, Dr. Ngaiyaye the district forestry department, the Member of Parliament for the area Ms. Juliana Lunguzi, Malambalala Primary School teachers and learners, Chiefs and community members in the area.
Speaking at the tree planting ceremony, the CEO of AICC, Dr. Felix Lombe said that considering the problems the school is facing such as the blowing off of the roof of school one of the school blocks, AICC though it wise to come up with such initiative of planting trees surrounding the school. In his remarks, he said that tree planting in the area is crucial in the sense that it will help to serve rice farmers with adequate water for their schemes in the long term. He further urged the community to take care of the trees planted.
The Director, DC, MP, Forestry Department Officials, Chief Kachindamoto representative and head teacher for Malambalala Primary School chief in their speeches thanked AICC for the exercise indicating it was timely and thoughtful. In their speeches, they all agreed on the role these trees will play in both preserving the environment and in the long term prevent roofs of school blocks from blowing off like last year. The dignitaries further pledged to encourage the students to continue protecting the planted trees to ensure that the efforts rendered to the activity are fruitful.