CEPA on the campaign against deforestation.

By Phillimon Backson

The Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy ( CEPA) says it is committed to sensitizing the masses on the dangers of deforestation in the country .

This comes following the reported massive  deforestation taking place in Michiru forest   and Natural sanctuary in Blantyre .

The Organization’s Executive Director Herbert Mwalukomo said there is a need to contain the situation to protect the environment .

He further said such barbaric acts are dangerous as they cause natural disasters like cyclone freddy  hence claiming many lives  .

” It is dangerous  if such plunder can continue  and it is clear that clearing the forest put the lives of people at stake ” He said.

A survey conducted by CEPA has shown that  almost 4 hectares of the forest  have been destroyed following the massive Charcoal production at michiru forest.

CEPA has patterned with many other organizations on this sensitization campaign to ensure that people are safeguarding their surrounding environment.