Reunion Insurance, LCC and GLF Lilongwe Chapter joins for tree planting

The Lilongwe City Council (LCC) has commended Reunion Insurance Company for its continued support in sponsoring tree planting activities in the city.

Councillor for Chinsapo Ward, Chakakala Chaziya made the remarks during the tree planting exercise jointly conducted by LCC, Reunion Insurance and GLF Lilongwe on Saturday along Lingadzi River in Area 47, Lilongwe.

He said this was one way of supporting the agenda to protect the environment and beautifying the city.

Chaziya said the initiative was part of fulfilling Reunion Insurance corporate social responsibility to support the making Lilongwe Green Campaign which was being championed by LCC.

Chaziya: the tree planting exercise is part of fulfilling Reunion Insurance's support towards greening Lilongwe campaign pic by Mana

"LCC needs more tree planting initiatives to protect the environment from floods and beautifying the city. The recent cases of floods in some areas within the city are as a result of wanton cutting down of trees along river banks," he noted.

Legal and Compliance Manager for Reunion Insurance, Salome Mdala thanked all stakeholders for joining the auspicious occasion saying their company believes that trees make the environment cleaner and provides oxygen.

"If you cut a tree, you kill a life, and if you save a tree, you save a life. If you plant a tree, you plant a life. Reunion Insurance company serves interests of Malawians. It is persuaded that a little effort towards saving the environment is better that no effort," she said.

Mdala: Reunion Insurance will continue supporting such initiatives pic by

Mdala pointed out that, "This year alone the company has assisted Zomba City Council, Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) as well as Lilongwe City Council for similar tree planting activities to the tune of K3,000 000."

She added that they would continue supporting the initiative in the coming years.

Representative of GLF Lilongwe Chapter, Dr Emmanuel Chinkwita said trees and forests plays a vital role in mitigating the impact of climate change hence their company thought it wise to partner with Reunion insurance on this important activity.

"Planting trees is one of the most important things to do to contribute to the health of the planet to aid filtering of air, drawing carbon dioxide, breathing out oxygen preventing floods and provide a hospitable place for animals to live," he said.

The activity started with a big walk from Bwandiro to Edge Waters Court in Area 47.

Almost 1,000 Mibawa trees were planted along the degraded river line of the Lingadzi River.