Chakwera launches 2020/2021 forestry season

President Lazarus Chakwera has expressed worry over the shocking rate of deforestation in the country.

Malawi is said to be losing 32,000 hectares of her forest cover to deforestation annually.

While launching the 2020/2021 national forestry season in Nkhata Bay on Wednesday, Chakwera attributed the loss to cutting of trees for charcoal and firewood.

Chakwera therefore highlighted the need for the country to start exploring other alternative energy for cooking among others.

He however could not disclose how much his administration intends to inject to the season for successful results.

“It is not just about the money but the will to do this and I call everyone to participate because it is our life,” Chakwera said.

This year’s national forestry season will see the country planting at least 60 million tree seedlings under the theme; “Trees and Forests for improved health and well-being”.

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