MALAWI POETS FOR ENGAGEMENT ON NATIONAL ISSUES
Poetry Association of Malawi, Central Region Chapter,calls on stakeholders to start engaging poets in matters of national importance, citing their talent as one way of reaching, writes Saidi Winnes.
MALAWI: The leadership of the Poetry Association of Malawi (PAM) Central Region Chapter has called on stakeholders to start engaging poets in matters of national importance, citing their talent as one way of reaching the masses with important messages.
The call has been made during the tree planting exercise held at Lilongwe Government Primary School where Chairperson for the Save the Future Foundation Mr. Maloto Chimkombero graced the occasion.
Chairperson for PAM central region chapter, Mervis Hunga, said it's high time stakeholders avoided sidelining poets as the national issues also affect them hence environmental disasters are a concern for everyone.
Said Hunga, “It is, therefore, an appeal to the public that we the poets we're also citizens of this country so start involving us in your activities. Remember environmental disasters affect everyone."
Mr.Chimkombero, who donated 300 seedlings, commended the corporation as a means to reach its target amid tree planting season.
Said Chimkombero, " We accepted to partner with them in this tree planting exercise because our organization is on a mission to plant thousands of trees in Lilongwe and other districts but we know that we can't do it alone. We believe that environmental conservation projects require collaborative efforts if we are to win against the climate change crisis. "
This year's tree planting season in Lilongwe was launched on 19th January 2022 by the Lilongwe City Council through Mayor Richard Banda.