BEAM to plant 5,000 trees in Northern Region schools

Written by  Beatrice Mwakaghe

The Beautify Malawi, BEAM Trust, Northern Region chapter says it plans to plant 5000 trees in the region’s schools as one way of conserving the environment.

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Regional Coordinator for BEAM in the North, Caroline Mfune was speaking at Kawuwa Primary School in Mzuzu, where the Trust planted 250 trees surrounding the school.

“As BEAM we are committed in ensuring that Malawi is beautiful. One aspect of Malawi’s beauty is the vegetative cover that it has. We have therefore been privileged by our Patron Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika who has provided us with 5000 tree seedlings so that we plant in schools which are bare”, said Mfune.

Legislator for Mzuzu City, Leonard Njikho applauded the gesture saying it will help in minimizing disasters that have wrecked havoc in the city for a number of years.

“Mzuzu has been affected by flooding and heavy winds that have been blowing people’s houses including schools. The best resolution to this effect is by planting trees. We hope this is one of the initiatives in the right direction”, said Njikho.

And Chief Executive Officer for Mzuzu City Council Mcloud Kadammanja said it is the duty of every Malawian to take care of the trees because the city Council cannot manage on its own.

“As a major reform within the council, we are putting mechanism that will ensure that we conserve all the trees that we are planting. But at the same time, the community also needs to take a stake”, said Kadam’manja.

250 trees have been planted at Kawuwa Primary School, 250 were given to the community surrounding the School.

The Beautify Malawi Trust, BEAM was established by the First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika with core values of beautifying the country through cleanliness, restoring the environment; and aside that, the Trust also supports girls education.

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