21 million trees have been planted so far in the 2017/2018 National Forestry Season, a government official has disclosed.
Over 60 million trees are expected to be planted across the country during the season which is under the theme ‘Restore forests, protect the environment’.
Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Sangwani Phiri told YFM Online that this year’s tree planting exercise is making headway.
“There are four zones under the department of forestry which include eastern, southern, central and northern zones and according to the reports we are very likely to come up to target of 60 million,” he said
Phiri hailed different individuals and organisations for joint effort in restoring the Malawi’s natural resources.
He said the ministry has put in place strong measures to ensure the survival of these trees.