The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth wing, Blue League, has partnered Blantyre Water Board (BWB) in a drive that would see about 3000 trees being planted along the utility body’s Mudi catchment area, n Saturday.
According to Blue League Spokesperson Alex Business, the exercise is part of DPP youth’s contribution to the war against devastating effects of climate change.
Business said the exercise will largely involve Blue League wings in various institutions of higher learning across Blantyre and neibouring districts such as Chiradzulu and Zomba.
“We are set to plant about 3000 trees in Mudi alone. We felt of joining hands with the Blantyre Water Board because of the direct effects climate change has brought to the institution.
“After Blantyre, we are taking the feat to all areas across the country. To us, youth in DPP, patriotism goes beyond demanding for good leaders on social media, but doing that which can benefit all people regardless of their political affiliation.
“And we are appealing to all youth in all political parties to follow suit. Let us take a small break from social media politicking and do something for this country we all claim to love,” said Business.
According to Business, the exercise will start at 8 in the morning.
Last year, the DPP youth wing also joined forces with Mulanje Prison to plant trees on Mulanje Mountain.
Through the years, the Blue League has also conducted a lot of charity works, which maize distribution exercise in Nsanje.
Blue League has over one million members spread across the country. It has President Professor Peter Arthur Mutharika as its patron.