Thursday, October 18, 2018
Prof Judi Wakhugu, CS ministry of Environment, Natural resources and regional development authorities gives her key remarks during the 22nd graduation ceremony of Londiani Forestry College -done on 8th April 2016

Prof Judi Wakhugu, CS ministry of Environment, Natural resources and regional development authorities gives her key remarks during the 22nd graduation ceremony of Londiani Forestry College -done on 8th April 2016

The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Natural resources and regional developments authorities has said that there is need to train technical personnel who can sustainably manage forests and sensitize communities to increase forest cover as an essential strategy in the ministry’s operations. This is because forests are central to the wellbeing of Kenyan citizens.

Speaking during the 22nd graduation ceremony of  Kenya Forestry college in Londiani on 8th April 2016 where she was the guest of honour, the CS said that this year’s graduands have undergone training on a comprehensive curriculum with the market driven subjects which captures modern trends in forestry with support from the Government of Finland.

She said that the training fulfils the Ministry’s role of overseeing the management of Forestry and other Natural Resources in the country in ensuring that they are conserved and sustainably utilized to realize the constitutional requirement of 10% forest cover.

The CS Prof Judi Wakhugu (middle) gives an award to one of the graduands as the KFC Principal Prof. Donald Ongweno (third left) looks on.

The CS Prof Judi Wakhugu (middle) gives an award to one of the graduands as the KFC Principal Prof. Donald Ongweno (third left) looks on.

She further said that Finland has also contributed to Forest production purposes by installing a modern sawmill in the college which will contribute a lot in the country’s economic growth apart from using it in training workers of small scale and medium scale enterprise.

The CS urged the grandaunts to use their knowledge positively in helping communities to understand the value of conserving forest and trees as a critical measure towards climate change mitigation.

Those who accompanied the Cs during the graduation ceremony are Director KFS Emilio Mugo, KFS board chairman Mr Peter Kinyua, Principal KFC Prof. Donald Ogweno among others. A total of 158 candidates graduated with certificates and Diplomas.

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