Reunion Insurance partner with MUST in establishing herbal garden

While tree planting season is gradually progressing, Reunion Insurance (RI) in conjunction with Malawi University of Sciences and Technology (MUST) on Friday initiated herbal garden establishment by planting trees at the University's campus in Thyolo.

The planting of trees were part of complementing Reunion Insurance Company’s corporate Social Responsibilities initiative campaign championed under a theme 'Make MUST green campaign'.

Cross section of participants at the event

Reunion Insurance Company Limited Technical Manager Responsible for Claims and Businesses Development, Hastings Kapesa said the company believes in adding value to the society as well and being responsible corporate citizen.

"Reunion uses activities like these to interact positively with customers and the wider society, being sensitive to ecological environment and sustainable to make sure that the future generation will also have a right to benefit from the same environment," Kapesa said.

Kapesa said the insurance company will continue render support towards MUST strategic objectives of establishing herbal garden.

Kapesa planting a tree at MUST

“Reunion Insurance will continue supporting MUST complementing strategic objectives which will assist in innovating herbal medicine by establishing herbal garden in Academy of Medical Sciences which is one of the four faculties at the university," he said.

Dean of the Academy of Medical Sciences for MUST, Wilson Mandala applauds Reunion Insurance initiative stating that trees play vital role in ensuring that the environment is a safe place to live in, as well as establishing natural tree woodlot where herbal medicine will be derived from.

 "MUST has a long-term strategic plan of establishing natural tree woodlot where herbal medicine will be extracted from. The original quinine medicine was from herbs and tree planting is a basis of this upcoming innovation from the university,"  Mandala said.

Technical Manager for Reunion Insurance company Limited Hastings Kapesa (c) handing over a cheque to Mr Mandala of MUST (L)

Reunion Insurance pumped in MK1,250,000 for the tree planting activity at the  MUST campus in Ndata Thyolo, where 1,100 various types of trees were been planted along the University's campus.