Malawi’s Minister of natural resources, energy and mining, Bright Msaka has asked officials at Zomba Plantation to make sure they sell trees so that they can get revenue.
Msaka said the plantation can make money by selling trees which can help in reforestation projects at the plantation. It has been observed that three hectares of land at the plantation is bare due to wanton cutting down of trees.
”We are urging Zomba Plantation to start selling its timber at a profit in order to use the money on the operations of the plantation,” said Msaka.
He further said that planting Pine and Blue gum trees is a way to make sure that the trees are harvested and profits are made out of it.
Msaka also reiterated the need for people in the country to plant many trees during this tree planting season.
People in the country are expected to plant 60 million in this tree planting season and the season is expected to end in April.