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Mulhako wa Alhomwe Plants Indigenous Trees

Tree planting exercise underway Tree planting exercise underway - pic courtesy of Mulhako wa Alhomwe

Two months after securing a K48 million funding from Cultural Emergency Response (CER) of Netherlands, the lhomwe cultural grouping, Mulhako wa Alhomwe has started planting trees at Chonde, in Mulanje district.

Mulhako wa Alhomwe Project and Development Coordinator John Lundu Phiri told Zodiak Online on Monday that their target is to plant 400 trees within the campus of Mulhako wa Alhomwe headquarters.

"We are planting indigenous and other fruit trees and also plants and we are working with surrounding communities who will be taking care of these planted trees," said Lundu.

He said the trees will boost the forest at the campus.

"The figure of 400 trees might appear small but what we want is to see that there is adequate care on these trees so that they grow to their full potential. We want to register a 90% survival rate," said Lundu.

Mulhako wa Alhomwe Community Development Facilitator Patrick Muthumoneke Phiri said chiefs and their subjects around Mulhako are actively participating in tree planting.

"There is overwhelming support from the community and we expect to have a thick forest in this campus," said Muthumoneke.  

The tree planting exercise is part of "the Malawi Emergency Response to Chonde Cultural Village" which Mulhako wa Alhomwe is implementing with support CER.

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