By Jarson Malowa:
Sunbird Tourism Limited has unveiled plans to plant over 14,000 tree seedlings on 10 hectares within Zomba Forest this year alone.
Sunbird Ku Chawe General Manager, Nedson Chikuta, said this during a tree planting exercise around Zomba Mountain on Friday.
Chikuta said the initiative is part of the firm’s contribution towards environmental conservation.
“As a company in the tourism industry, we believe that a good environment is base for tourists’ attraction. This is why we thought it wise to 14,000 trees this year,” Chikuta said.
He said the initiative will also help the survival of Mulunguzi Dam which supplies water to communities in the southern region including.
Member of Parliament for the area, Grace Kwelepeta, was upbeat that the initiative would bear tangible fruits.
Zomba Forest Plantations Manager, Phydelis Nthenda hailed Sunbird for the gesture.