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Hunger Project fights deforestation in Neno

The Hunger Project Malawi has called on Malawians to plant trees during the tree planting season.

Hunger Project has so far planted over 80,000 trees in Ngwenyama Village in the area of Traditional Authority Symon in Neno District.

Hunger Project Vi c e Chairperson, Rosemary Mhema, said it is everyone’s responsibility to plant as many trees as possible in order to cope with climate change challenges.

Mhema said the wanton cutting down of trees in the country, mainly due to charcoal burning, has not only left mountains bare, but culminated in serious problems.

She cited problems such as floods, soil erosion and power outages.

Mhlema, therefore, urged Malawians to take care of trees they plant.

“The most important thing is that Malawians should stop blaming the government for problems created by themselves. People should have a spirit of ownership,” Mhlema said.

Project Officer for Hunger Project, Thandiwe Nowa, who is under Lisungwi Agriculture Extension Area, hailed traditional leaders for encouraging their subjects to plant more trees.

“The most interesting thing is that, when there are no rains, the people water the trees,” Nowa said.

According to ministry of Natural Resources, government will plant 100 million trees this year.

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