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Hikers Alliance gets K1 million for tree planting exercise

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People are getting used to the idea of hiking mountains as part of entertainment and also keeping fit.

In August last year, a group of hikers including Hikers Alliance in partnership with Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT) and musician Lawi alongside Minister of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife Michael Usi went on a hike to Mulanje Mountain as part of selling the mountain to the world.

But, apart from having all the fun and entertainment through hiking, hikers also take time to conserve the environment.

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It is in this vein that Hikers Alliance will on March 3 2022 plant trees at Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu District as part of conserving the environment.

Ahead of the tree planting exercise, which will see them planting close to 3,000 trees, Hikers Alliance has received support of K1 million from Ritz Attorneys at Law.

Ritz Attorneys at Law Head of Marketing and Business Development Sean Longwe said the K1 million donation was part of their corporate social responsibility.

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“We love the work that Hikers Alliance is doing and we were happy with their tree planting exercise initiative, hence supporting them. Through this donation, we are portraying good citizenship and it is also targeting Sustainable Development Goals and one of the goals is climate change where we need to take care of the environment and one of the ways is planting trees,” Longwe said.

He called on various players to support such causes.

“We are not expecting much from Hikers Alliance but we are just showing that we love Malawi and we are for the Go Green initiative,” Longwe said.

Member of Hikers Alliance, which is made up of people from various professions, Austin Mndolo, hailed Ritz Attorneys at Law for the support.

“As hikers, mountains are our homes and, so, it is important that we conserve them by planting trees. We decided to plant trees on March 3 at PIM because this place is historical. We are thankful to Ritz Attorneys at Law for the support,” Mndolo said.

He said that hiking remains vital in this modern world as regards bringing about fun and entertainment, leisure and interaction and also keeping people fit to fight diseases.

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