Malawi President Peter Mutharika has expressed worry over climate change which he said started as a result of overpopulation since people in the country were carelessly cutting down trees.
In his address to the nation on Malawi Broadcasting Station (MBC) on Tuesday, Mutharika said people in the country should consider that Malawi’s future will massively change if deforestation continues.
According to Mutharika, climate change is a serious problem that has come to stay and will bring a lot of effects to the country as such proper action should be taken.
The Malawi president said as one way of mitigating the effects of climate change, each individual has to be responsible by planting more trees and practicing afforestation.
Remembering the recent floods that hit almost 15 districts in the country and killed 106 people, the Malawi leader asked people in flood prone areas to reallocate to upper areas and said chiefs should be in the forefront during the process.
He however expressed concern over some of the chiefs who are hesitating to be moved to the upper areas.