Mulanje Mountain now under MDF protection

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The country’s department of forestry has engaged the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) to start protecting Mulanje Mountain which has suffered massive deforestation over the years.

The country’s defence force has been granted permission to look after the mountain by the city councils of districts that surround the mountain which include Phalombe and Mulanje itself.

Mulanje cedar

Mulanje mountain now under MDF’s eye.

The development follows increased cases of charcoal burning and logging which are making the mountain look bare.

According to director of forestry, Clement Chilima who was speaking during a meeting with MDF officials, the illegal charcoal burning and timber harvesting is depleting more resources in the mountain making it to lose its attractiveness.

He said the aim of engaging the soldiers is not that people should get scared but to bring sanity in as far as the management and conservation of the mountain is concerned.

“We have involved the MDF to make people comply with regulations in the management of forestry reserves though it is just on temporary measure,” said Chilima.

The development follows the involvement of MDF soldiers in Dzalanyama and Chikangawa forest reserves amid increasing cases of deforestation.

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  1. Mlonda ntchito yake ndiimeneyo, bola nanga azingotafuna ndarama zaulele?
    aforest akulephera ntchito amakakhala pa roadblock eti kumagwira makala, kumalandira nawonxo ziphuphu pamene amayenera kumakakhala kuthengo komweko!

  2. Aaaaa Mwina Tikanangomenya Kakhondo Ka Friendly Kaja Ndi A Tanzania A MDF Akanapeza Chochita Bcz Boma Powatumiza Kumeneko Lawona Kuti Alibe Chochita.

  3. kkkkk agwileni ntchito anthuwo amajomba kusukulu dala lelo akudula mitengo mosasamala oh these pipo amzathu amdf ayi gwilani ntchito……..akachitamakani shoot them or let them go to school

  4. Aforest kuba ndiomwe aononga chilengedwe ambili ndi omwe amadula matabwa mukampeza ogwesa mtengo opanda chilolezo aponyedwe nyakula mangochi

  5. iq believe they will work professionally not wat they are doing in Dzalanyama, anthu akuzuzika gwirani tchito yanu ya ulondawo not harrasing innocent pple,

  6. The Malawian who will come to vote in Zambia will be killed. Their is a rumour going round that Malawian registered to vote in Zambia……be careful otherwise you will be killed zambians are sad.

  7. Good development especially when it comes to preventing natural resources, but my worry is tourism industry will go down. The way MDF uses their power,can a tourist have hiking at mt mulanje again because when we talk of tourism in Malawi then we talk of mt mulanje n lake Malawi.now MDF controlling kaya.forex sitiyithawisa

  8. I think if we will continue with the tendancy of using our respectable MDF to protect some minor issues we are devalueling or demoralising them.Although Malawi is apeaceful country but we should not measure the toughness of them by protecting minor issues.Are you trying trying to say that our Police officers have not trained well to protect such issues? For sure litle by litle many will recognise the weakness of our respectable Soldiers.I totally disgree with this move.

  9. mdf kulondela nkhalango ? kkk…! bwanji azikalondela nyanja ya malawi tiwone ngati sakachokako ndi mapama? ntchito ya a alonda a forest kumagwira asirikali adziko haha….ha! amalawi ndiye tikanali pama vuto a wumbulitu

  10. Kaphateni basaya mungawagumana anagwanda mitiwo na ale anawotcha makala,lekani kuwathibula tayu muwapange asiye basiene.Mungachita tepo basa yanu inafamba mwadidi.

  11. koma kulephera kuteteza nyanja mufuna kulimbana ndi amphawi opanda or mpeni odulira mitengo eish mix magetsinso akumavuta koma Malawi

  12. But they must stop treating people like animals becouse @ dzalanyama people they suffered alot becouse of those cows they think poor person he can feed his family with soil me i hate them so much