National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) on Monday shelved its usual oil business and joined Lilongwe City Council (LCC) in launching tree planting exercise within the City.
Speaking during the function NOCMA Acting Chief Executive Officer Reuben Micklas said the exercise was so important in as far as restoration of environment is concerned.
Reuben said human beings needs clean energy for their survival.
Lilongwe City Council Mayor Richard Banda thanked NOCMA for coming in to help such initiative.
Banda said more partners will be needed to ensure that the council environment restoration drive is achieved.
Lilongwe City Centre Constituency, Member of Parliament, Alfred Jiya, said the initiative is important because will help to bring back clean environment in his constituency.
Jiya said more trees will be planted this year. He then appealed to all stakeholders to join hands in this tree planting exercise and plant more trees.
President Lazarus Chakwera on December 23,2022 successfully launched this year’s tree planting exercise at an event that took place at Mangochi Palm Forest Reserve in Mangochi.
Speaking at the launch of the exercise which is expected to run up to April next year, Chakwera said the government is committed to restoring the degraded 4.5 million hectares of forests and landscapes in the country.