Madam Gertrude Mutharika has urged Malawians to plant trees in order to arrest the devastating effects of climate change.
She said this in Mangochi during a tree planting exercise organised by the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Shire.
Madam Mutharika said that it is important to plant trees as they conserve soil and help in reducing soil erosion.
”I am urging Malawians to plant trees and beatify our country and also trees do facilitate rainfall hence the need to plant more trees,” said Madam Mutharika.
Mutharika further said that Beautify Malawi Trust will continue supporting in the conservation of trees.
60 million tree seedlings are expected to be planted in the 2015/16 tree planting season and different stakeholders have shown interest in planting more trees.