By Malawi Exclusive
Reunion Insurance Company Limited in conjunction with Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) have planted trees as part of fulfilling its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative at the university’s Ndata Campus in Thyolo.
The tree planting campaign has been championed under the theme “make MUST green Campaign.
Speaking after the ceremony, Reunion Insurance Company Limited, Technical Manager responsible for Claims and Business Development, Hastings Kapesa said their company believes in adding value to the society and being a very responsible corporate citizen.
Kapesa added that Reunion uses activities like these to interact positively with its customers and the wider society by being sensitive to ecological environment and being sustainable to make sure that the future generation will also have the right to benefit from the same environment we are enjoying today through fresh Air and beautifying the surrounding where all living things calls home.
He cited that Reunion Insurance will continue supporting MUST in its strategic objective of establishing herbal garden which will assist in innovating herbal medicine in Academy of Medical Sciences which is one of the four faculties at the university.
On his behalf, Dean of the Academy of Medical Sciences for Malawi University of Science and Technology, Wilson Mandala who spoke on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Address Malata, stated that trees play an important role in insuring that the environment is a safe place to live.
He cited that the recent environment changes that caused unfamiliar winds and floods in Malawi and other Southern African countries is as a return of environmental degradation. He added that if this trend is not controlled now through tree planting activities; then global warming will affect the earth, all its inhabitants including agricultural production.
Mr. Mandala pointed out that Malawi University of Science and Technology has a long-term strategic plan of establishing natural trees woodlot where herbal medicine will be extracted from. The Dean reminded all participants at the event that the original Quinine medicine was from herbs and tree planting is a basis of this upcoming innovation from the university.
He finally thanked all stakeholders for coming to this auspicious occasion and offered his sincere gratitude to Reunion Insurance Company for the kind gesture.
Reunion Insurance pumped in MK1,250,000 for the tree planting activity at MUST. Amongst the participants were students, Staff, Management of Reunion Insurance Company and MUST including a team of staff and students from Central High School in Blantyre. Almost 1,100 various types of trees have been planted along at the University’s Ndata Campus.
Reunion Insurance has promised to support MUST in its future environmental activities. The company is a wholly owned insurance company with almost 17 years of its existence, and it has 11 branches across Malawi and its headquarters is at Reunion House formally Lamya House along Masauko Chipembere Highway in Blantyre.