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FDH partners church in tree planting drive

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By Llywellenie Mpasa:

The Roman Catholic Church has reminded Malawians that it is their “God’s given mandate” to restore the environment through planting of trees and taking care of their vicinity.

Vicar General Monsignor Boniface Tamani of Blantyre Archdiocese said this at a tree planting exercise at Limbe Cathedral in Blantyre, where FDH Financial Holdings partnered Catholic Men Organisation (CMO) on Climate Justice and donated 30,000 tree seedlings.

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Monsignor Tamani echoed the call of Pope Francis from his epistle called ‘Laudatosi’ in which he lamented environmental degradation and global warming, calling all people of the world to take “swift and unified global action.”

He said the Catholic Church appreciates what FDH is doing to the country and the church in particular.

“This is in line with the Christian doctrine; a religious obligation to care for the environment discussed by the creation story in the Bible [Genesis 2:15],where it says “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden to work it and take care of it,” he said.

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FDH Financial Holdings Chief Executive Officer William Mpinganjira said the church was a key player and leader in the drive.

“We are supporting a very worthy and important cause; nurturing a truly sustainable environment for the country at large.”

“Under our sustainability programme FDH Cares, we are committed to planting one million trees by 2024, and, since 2021, we have championed the planting of 200,000 trees seedlings through our staff members, partners, customers and various stakeholders and initiatives in alignment with the Malawi 2063 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” Mpinganjira said.

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