Mutharika urges Malawians to manage environment

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President Peter Mutharika has told Malawians to get involved in managing the environment so that the country can reverse all aspects that affects the climate change.

Mutharika was speaking during commemorations of World Environmental Day which also marked the launch of 2016 climate change week at Bingu International Conference Centre under the theme “Zero Tolerance for Illegal Wildlife Trade”.

The Malawi leader said that adverse climate change and environmental degradation can do to human beings are still fresh.

Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika appreciates some works done by the Ministry of Education.

“During the past two rainy seasons, we have lost people and property including thousands of hectares of would-be agricultural produce due to destructive floods and rains,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika proceeded by saying that the country cannot promote sustainable development unless if we can address its environmental dimensions.

“Today, the world stands in danger of endless disasters and human tragedies. This is our time to rise up with our best potentials and endless possibilities to make the world a better place,” he said.

At the same time Mutharika also launched 2016 Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA).

In his remarks on Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA) Mutharika said that it is a Pan-African Institution created by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

“Malawi is part of this movement. Our collective goal is to combat food insecurity, climate change ecosystems degradation and poverty in Africa,” he said.

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11 Comments

  1. Yes yes yes give the Nation busy of different activities seriously am sure the environment will be implemented ……………

  2. Every thing posiable with money so if there iz people will posable to replant. And gervernment must be the first to invest people through the workshop

  3. Every thing posiable with money so if there iz people will posable to replant. And gervernment must be the first to invest people through the workshop about taking care over enveiroment

  4. its indeed the responsibility of every one to take care of the environment. The effects of environmental change can not be overemphasized, among others, erratic rainfall, increase in temperature, floods etc. the aforementioned effects leads to other problems such as drought which also give birth to hunger that Malawi is grappling with right now. Lets be responsible in the way we manage our waste products, cultivation, application of chemicals, deforestation, overgrazing, gas emission, etc

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