FAM says it will work with the the Lilongwe City Council to ensure a higher survival rate of the trees that the association and its stakeholders have planted in Lilongwe on Saturday .
The Initiative Lead and FAM Executive Committee Member Rashid Ntelela said the exercise received overwhelming response as all the 500 trees were planted.
“We would like to thank LCC for the seedlings and the support. We are impressed with the response that we got from stakeholders and we are very thankful to all who came out to support this initiative.
” We will ensure that we work with LCC to ensure that all these trees should survive because if they die then the effort shown by the stakeholders here will be defeated,” said Ntelela.
Lilongwe based Super League giants Silver Strikers FC and CIVO United were among the stakeholders that supported the Initiative with full squads taking part in the exercise.
Silver Strikers captain Young Chimodzi Jnr said the players felt obliged to support the initiative to help fight deforestation.
“We live in the same communities that are affected by deforestation and we felt we should be in the forefront to help this cause,” said Chimodzi.