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KU Lions Club & KDH plant 5,000 trees in health centres

Written by  Vincent Khonje


A primary school kid in tree planting exercise - File Photo

Kasungu, March 9: The Kasungu Lions Club and Kasungu District Hospital have planted trees at Chamwabvi and Wimbe Health Centres as one way of trying to replace the trees.

In most parts of Kasungu trees have been cut leaving the places prone to heavy winds that mostly blow away roofs of houses, schools and health centres.

Surrounded by few trees Chamwabvi and Wimbe Health Centres have seen winds causing problems by blowing off roofs of the buildings.

With this in mind and to avoid similar incidences in future Lions Club of Kasungu and officials from Kasungu District Hospital over the weekend planted trees at Chamwabvi and Wimbe Health Centres.

President of the Club Lion Jeromy Nkambule said most of the trees have been cut without being replaced a thing that has seen the health centres lying on bare ground.

“We thought it was wise to join KDH in planting the trees so that at least in future the clinics will be surrounded by trees and avoid incidences where roofs are blown away by strong winds,” said Lion Jeromy.

Lion Jeromy also said these days there is climate change because most of the trees were and are cut without being replaced.

Speaking at Chamwabvi, Traditional Authority Chilowamatambe said the environment in his area has been degraded and the move to plant the trees was ideal.

“We receive abnormal rains, the soil has been eroded and there are always strong winds this is because we have cut the trees without replacing them,

“I am therefore happy with this initiative by Lions Club and KDH as we will help restore our environment,” said the Chief.

The exercise saw five thousand trees being planted.

The exercise was graced by Members of Parliament for Kasungu South East where Chamwabvi is Khumbize Kandodo and Madalitso Kazombo of Kasungu East where Wimbe is.

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