Zomba Diocese CWO in Afforestation Drive
The Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) of Zomba Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church has embarked on a tree planting exercise and intends to plant 500 tree seedlings around the Bishop's House. CWO Chairperson in the Diocese, Christina Lakiyoni, has therefore called on fellow women to actively participate in the exercise starting from parish to Diocese level. CWO plant trees every year at Zomba Diocese as part of annual tree planting exercise. She pledged that the women will take care of all the tree seedlings planted to ensure good survival rate so that they should grow until they are used for various economic purposes.
"Let me thank the Catholic Women Organisation members for participating actively in tree planting,"
The CWO Chairperson added. Pastoral Secretary for Zomba Diocese, Fr. Innocent Chiwanda thanked the CWO for being environmental conscious. Fr. Chiwanda also called on the faithful in the diocese to participate in the 2022/2023 forestry season by planting trees in their respective parishes.
The Diocesan Pastoral Secretary said the CWO has set the pace which has to be emulated across the Diocese in a bid to plant many tree seedlings. The Zomba CWO planted 105 seedling for a start but are expected to plant 500 seedlings around the Bishop's House.