Tree planting exercise in pictures: MBC Green Fest

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Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, through Green Fest initiative planted over 600 tress at Likhubula—Mulanje Mountain. The tree planting exercise, which was presided over by the Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology, Mark Botomani, who commended MBC for responding to the call by President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to plant more trees across the country.

Information Minister Mark Botomani being welcomed by MBC Director General Aubrey Sumbuleta and Board Chairperson Rev. Daniel Gunya Information Minister Mark Botomani being welcomed by MBC Director General Aubrey Sumbuleta and Board Chairperson Rev. Daniel Gunya
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He observed that Malawi, just like other countries, are grappling with issues of climate change and planting trees is one way of dealing with climate change.

"The importance of planting trees in Mulanje Mountain and other places cannot be over emphasized. We can plant trees, but it's another thing to take care of those trees. I have been briefed by forestry officials here that Mulanje Cedar, which is a very important and rare breed of trees, is almost extinct.

"This is a worrisome development which we need to react as Malawians and I am glad that some of the species that we have planted to today is Mulanje Cedar. We commend MBC for this noble initiative," said Botomani. Photos by Abel Ikiloni, Mana.

Minister of Information, Mark Botomani planting his Cedar tree seedling at Likhubula in Mulanje.

 

Minister of Information, Mark Botomani also took time to water the Mulanje Cedar tree.

 

MBC Board Chairperson, Rev. Daniel Gunya plants his cedar tree seedling at Likhubula in Mulanje.

MBC Director General, Aubrey Sumbuleta plants his Mulanje cedar tree at Likhubula in Mulanje.

MBC Director General Aubrey Sumbuleta waters Mulanje Cedar tree.

 

Musician, Gloria Manong'a, who is the President of Musician Union of Malawi, also took part in the tree planting exercise at Likhubula, Mulanje Mountain.

 

MBC staff members captured during the tree planting exercise at Likhubula, Mulanje Mountain.

 

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