By Wezzie Gausi:
Kamuzu Academy has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting natural resource conservation in Kasungu District.
Chairperson of Kamuzu Academy Board of Governors Francis Pelekamoyo said, as one way of replenishing natural resources, the academic institution has been planting trees every year.
“Environmental conservation is one of the pillars that Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda promoted. Due to the adverse effects of climate change, people should consider taking tree-planting as a way of life.
“Today, we have planted trees at the campus as our routine exercise to keep the campus green. The only way we can bring the environment to its natural state is by planting trees,” Pelekamoyo said.
Kasungu District Forestry Officer Henry Kagulo bemoaned the rate of deforestation in the district.
“Our worry is that future generations may have no trees to be proud of. We have work to do to ensure that people plant trees,” Kagulo said.
Kamuzu Academy Head teacher Andrew Wild said they promote tree-planting among students.
Wild said the school still looks green because it values tree-planting exercises.
“However, it is one way to plant trees and another to take care of them. We, at this school, promote both and our learner’s know that well,” Wild said.
Health Minister Khumbidze Kandodo Chiponda, Senior Chief Kaomba, students and government officials were some of the people that attended the event.