Kenya: The launch of the National Tree Growing Restoration Campaign was undertaken in different counties and led by Cabinet and Principal Secretaries from different ministries.
The Prime Cabinet Secretary, Musalia Mudavadi, spearheaded the launching exercises in the Western Conservation area. The launches held concurrently in the counties in the region were also spearheaded by Principal Secretaries in public spaces and forest areas.
Tree planting exercises in the Eastern region were led by Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Peninah Malonza and Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi, while in the Central Highlands Conservancy, the activities were officiated by the National Treasury CS Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u and CS for Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Hon. Alice Wahome.
The launch of the National Tree Growing Restoration Campaign was undertaken in different counties led by Cabinet & Principal Secretaries from different ministries. The Prime CS Hon. Musalia Mudavadi spearheaded the launching exercises in the Western Conservation area. pic.twitter.com/2tbkutRzF6
— Kenya Forest Service (@KeForestService) December 23, 2022
The Cabinet Secretary for ICT and Digital Economy, Mr Eliud Owalo, led the tree-growing launch in Siaya County in Nyanza Conservancy.
A total of 5,60,000 seedlings were planted across all the counties as the bottom-up approach was also applied by the National Government Administrative Officers through the “nyumba Kumi” initiative, rallying members of the public to take part in tree planting.
Kenya Forest Service yesterday received a donation of two off-road vehicles from the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) to compliment the Service in its continued efforts of protecting and conserving forest resources, especially urban green spaces in Nairobi County, where the UN office is domiciled.
KFS today received a donation of two off-road vehicles from the United Nations in Nairobi to compliment the Service in its continued efforts of protecting and conserving forest resources, especially urban green spaces in Nairobi County where the UN office is domiciled. pic.twitter.com/aPJrzRQegO
— Kenya Forest Service (@KeForestService) December 22, 2022
The handover of the two vehicles was conducted between the Under-Secretary-General and Director-General UNON, Mrs Zainab Hawa Bangura and the Chief Conservator of Forests, Julius Kamau.
During the handover, the duo appreciated the importance of urban green spaces as safe havens for recreation and the conservation of biodiversity.
The UNON DG complimented the Service for the conservation of the Karura forest reserve, noting that UNON enjoys a good ambience thanks to the forest.
The CCF welcomed the mobility support from UNON, noting that the role of protecting forest resources in the country faces ever-evolving security threats, and mobility is one aspect that will enhance fast response to threats and foster patrols.
Kenya Forest Service appreciates UNON and all UN agencies for their continued support in securing Kenya’s forest resources.
The CCF was accompanied by KFS Commandant Mr Alex Lemarkoko and the KFS Chief Administrative Officer Mr John Otieno.