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Youths in promotion of energy saver stoves

Written by  Leonard Masauli
A woman uses a fuel-efficient stove that requires less fuel-wood  in this Mana file photo by Kondwani Magombo A woman uses a fuel-efficient stove that requires less fuel-wood in this Mana file photo by Kondwani Magombo

Karonga, December 26, 2018: Kachila Youth Initiative has introduced cook stoves which conserve environment through use of little firewood to 3, 000 households in Karonga through a project worth K14. 5million.

Speaking in an interview Tuesday, the organisation’s executive director Matchona Ngwira said wanton cutting down of trees for firewood has made the district prone to floods.

“That’s why we have introduced cook stoves, especially in Group Village Headmen Mchakachaka, Mjaliwana and Mwakashunguti in the area of Senior Chief Mwilang’ombe where these practices are on increase.

“We are optimistic that people will adopt the brick stoves which are built in a kitchen and use less firewood than the traditional three-stone fire places,” Ngwira said.

Ngwira said the organization will also initiate sustainable forestation programme and enforce bylaws aimed at protecting the environment through Village Natural Resource Management Committees (VNRMC).

Representative of Senior Chief Mwilang’ombe Sasabali Msiska commended KachilaYouth Initiative for the project saying it will help save the environment and control flooding in the area.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is funding the project through its Global Environmental Facility.

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