Monday, July 23, 2018

11TH Nov 2015

CS Prof. Judi Wakhungu plants a tree at Meru Forest Station in commemoration of her launch of the Eastern Rainfall Regime, tree planting season for short rains.

CS Prof. Judi Wakhungu plants a tree at Meru Forest Station in commemoration of her launch of the Eastern Rainfall Regime, tree planting season for short rains.

The launch of 2016 Eastern Regime tree planting season for short rains has been done. Cabinet Secretary Prof. Judi Wakhungu who officiated the launch at Meru Forest Station in Meru County, said that forest sector will make use of every drop of the rain in making landscapes greener through tree planting and care of seedlings.

The CS said that the yearly tradition for Kenya, through the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is to mobilize and encourage all citizens to plant trees for environmental sustainability, production of forest goods and services and also to increase national forest cover to 10% of the National land area.

Further, the CS added that MENR will always remain committed to forging strong working relationships with the County governments at enhancing forestry development and encouraged County governments to also finalize and implement their transition implementation plans (TIPs) for the devolved forestry functions. Wakhungu called upon Governor Munya who is also the chairman of the council of Governors to lead by example by finalizing and endorsing the plan for Meru County.

She assured Wananchi that the recently enacted forest conservation and management Act 2016, is a tremendous achievement which can contribute to the growth of the forest sector goals.

This is because the Act provides for registration of private forests and creates a raft of incentives for persons with interest to invest in forestry development.

The CS encouraged communities and members of the Community Forest Association (CFA) to continue partnering with Kenya Forest Service in protecting and conserving forests.

She said that already 250 Community Forest Associations (CFAs) have been established countrywide and are actively involved in forest rehabilitation work, forest protection and to establish commercial plantation forests through Plantations Establishment for Livelihood Improvement Scheme [PELIS].

She said that this kind of beneficial engagements between the government and communities will continue to be supported by the Ministry at all times.

A total of 800 thousand seedlings were planted during the launch of this year’s National tree planting season, for the Eastern Regime of our County.

CS Prof. Judi Wakhungu congratulates one of the locals (Centre), who planted a big number of trees, compared to those who participated in the tree planting occasion in Meru Forest Station on 11th Nov 2016

CS Prof. Judi Wakhungu congratulates one of the locals (Centre), who planted a big number of trees, compared to those who participated in the tree planting occasion in Meru Forest Station on 11th Nov 2016

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