Female law enforcers from Eastern Region have planted about 200 trees along Likangala River in Zomba on Tuesday.
The Eastern Region comprises of Zomba, Machinga, Balaka, Mangochi and Monkey-Bay Police stations The trees were sourced from Forestry Research Institute of Malawi Zomba branch, National Herbarium and Botanical Gardens.
Commissioner for the region and patron of the group Happy Mkandawire commended the network for the initiative.
“The effect of climate change is being felt everywhere hence the need to plant more trees and nurtures them. This would also help in combating land degradation.
“Law enforcers are not only charged to safeguard life and property but also engage in other social responsibilities. It is an obligation for every individual to plant trees regardless of their professions,” said Mkandawire.
According to Mkandawire, the network was initiated to help female law enforcers achieve their aspirations and also help them to be at par with their male counterparts in career progression.
Taking his turn, Director for Leadership, Environment and Development (LEAD) Professor Sosten Chiotha hailed the initiative saying it was a positive step towards mitigating the devastating effects of climate change.