Neno integrated Youth Centre mobilized youths for a five hundred tree seedling planting exercise around its catchment area in Neno district.
Exercise took place on Monday.
The centreâ€™s manager, Hope Mwafulirwa says under the job Youth initiative; youth are being encouraged to take care of the environment through among others planting trees.
â€˜â€™A lot of people here depend on charcoal business. This malpractice has resulted in loss of trees which are catalyst for good rains, but now rains are erratic,â€™â€™ he said.
The activity according to Wezi Mhango , ChairpersonÂ for Neno students Christ Organisation of Malawi connects Christians with their GodÂ saying God created man to look after His creation.
He further said God wanted us to live in a well â€“preserved environment full of trees which give us fruits and other medicinal herbs. So they are there to reclaim that.
Village headman Manyoni who graced the occasion assured the youths that the trees will survive, saying he will go round his village telling people to desist from feeding goats on shrubs.
â€˜â€™l will take it upon myself to safeguard these trees. One way will be making sure that goats are not being fed on protected premises through that trees will survive,â€™â€™ he said.
The centre has managed to plant two hundred and fifty trees of tangerines and acacias respectively.
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