Catholic University of Malawi Goes Green
The Catholic University of Malawi on Thursday planted 2, 500 trees around the institution’s premises in a move aimed at restoring the country’s depleted environment.
The University’s Registrar, Francis Nkhoma, said that trees are very important in a way that they will provide fresh air to the populace, restore earth and prevent over flooding of the waters.
“Well there has been an awareness to the people on the passion to care for the trees. Without caring for them they cannot survive, they have to adopt a tree and see them growing, so they can be used by the same citizens. We are targeting a 100 percent survival rate,” he said.
He disclosed that the tree seedlings have been donated by Chiradzulu District Forestry Office.
Kumbukani Moyo, a fourth year student at the University, noted that effects of climate change are impacting negatively on the country’s livelihoods; hence, the need to do more in conserving the environment.
Grace Phiri, a second year student doing Education English SME Minor, echoed Kumbukani’s sentiments.
“As far as the environment is concerned, the country is going through evolution. Things are changing on daily basis and the environment keeps on changing. There is a need for critical look at efforts being employed regarding trees and anything that has to do with green belt,” said Grace.