With the aim of propagating the spirit of volunteerism, Mzuzu University United Nations Volunteers on Saturday conducted a tree inspection and replanting exercise in one of Mzuzu’s localities.
The students invaded the area commonly known as “Chambo” in Majamawiri village which is located a few kilometers from Ekwendeni Township.
The student-volunteers were also there last year to plant trees as one way of fulfilling the UN goals and most importantly to strengthen their spirit of volunteership.
This is in line with United Nations Sustainable Goals especially Goal number 12 that propagates responsible consumption and reproduction patterns and Goal number 13 of Climate action that necessitates the need to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
To show their gratitude towards the gesture, the “Majamawiri” chieftaincy provided the student-volunteers with a place (locally known as Shela-area) and holes for the tree planting exercise.
The students only carried trees from Forestry Department of the Mzuzu University. The trip therefore was aimed at inspecting the progress of their last exercise.
Speaking to the students, the wife to the chief who also escorted the volunteers to the area on behalf of the Chief, thanked the students for their tireless attitude and their return to inspect the trees.
In his remarks, the president of UNV Mzuni Chapter, Mr. Ganizani expressed deep thanks to the chief of the area for allowing them to perform the needful gesture of volunteer ship and said as Mzuni volunteers they never take that for granted.
He however, expressed worry with the fact that some trees failed to sprout under the watch of the people of the area and said it was the responsibility of the citizens in the locality to also take care of the trees.
The chief assured the volunteers that the needful action will be taken to make sure the trees are looked after well.
Mzuzu University United Nations Volunteers scheme has in the past conducted several voluntary activities including renovation of Chibavi clinic and charity works at Nkhatabay district hospital and refugee camps in Karonga.