By Wilson Allan Phiri
Lilongwe City Council has identified communities, the clergy and non state actors as front liners in its campaign of greening 500 Hectares of the capital city.
LCC newly elected mayor Richard Banda made the remarks during the official launch of Greening Lilongwe Campaign at Kaliyeka Primary School in Lilongwe.
In an interview with Timveni, Banda said the council is deeply concerned with the outlook of the city hence the need for a transformative approach and extensive engagement.
Banda was quick to point out lack of coordination among players as a contributing factor to deforestation within the city.
He has however stressed that construction works will be highly inspected to make sure there is no wanton cutting down of trees.
Meanwhile, Lilongwe City Council has donated 500 thousand siblings of various trees towards the greening Lilongwe campaign.
Conquering with Banda, Lilongwe City Council Chief Executive Officer John Chome said the campaign will run for 5 years.
Chome stressed they have strategized on engaging schools, churches, chiefs and non state actors to ensure citizen participation.