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.
“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.