Let Us Join Hands in Reducing Carbon Gas Emissions

Symbolic distribution of the relief items Symbolic distribution of the relief items - pic by Hastings Jimani

A carbon trade company-Carbon Quest Capital says unless emission of carbon is reduced through planting and conservation of trees and using energy saver stoves, poor countries like Malawi will continue experiencing effects of climate change like the recent Tropical Cyclone Freddy disaster.

The company's Assistant Operations Manager Martin Mbendera spoke on Saturday when the company distributed relief food and non-food items to 800 disaster affected households in Mulanje district.

He said it is undisputable fact that cyclones are as a result of climate change which the company is mitigating through its carbon market business.

“We are in climate change mitigation and adaptation business and our goal is to contribute to reduction of disasters like the cyclones hence our response to the disaster,” said Mbendera.

The company distributed a 10 kilogram bag of maize flour, five packets of soya pieces, a 20 litre bucket and K7000 cash each to 800 Cyclone Freddy affected households in traditional authorities Njema, Juma, Nkanda, Sunganinzeru and Mabuka Mulanje district.

While thanking the company for the items, one of the beneficiaries, Esnart Chingaipe from Mwanyali village in traditional authority Nkanda asked government and organizations of goodwill to help them with shelter kits to rebuild their houses.

On Thursday last week, the company announced a K100 million Cyclone Freddy response project targeting 4000 households in five districts that were heavily hit by the Cyclone Freddy.

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