In fulfilment of its Go Green Initiative, National Bank of Malawi plc, on Saturday the 25th of January helped make Malawi Greener by planting trees in Blantyre, Zomba, Karonga and Mzuzu.
The Bank plans to plant 37,000 trees in total during the 2019-2020 tree planting season in coordination with its partners – the Roman Catholic Arch Diocese of Blantyre and the Malawi Defence Force.
Speaking at the sidelines of the tree planting ceremony in Zomba, NBM Plc Chief Executive Officer Macfussy Kawawa said the Bank had supplied 10,000 seedlings to be split between Cobbe and Changalume Barracks.
“At the inception of this partnership, we had planned to plant 100,000 trees within 3 years, which we have managed to do. Even more meaningful is the fact that, through the help of our partners, we have managed to achieve an 80 percent survival rate on trees planted with MDF,” explained Kawawa.
He added that as a responsible corporate citizen, the Bank is concerned with the adverse effects of climate degradation and is ardent on helping communities preserve the environment.