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Public servants and other members of the public planting trees at Ekerubo Gietai TTI compound to mark Africa public service week.

Several heads of government agencies and ministries took part in tree planting activities across the country to mark the African Civil Service Day.

The various activities were spearheaded by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry with Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries taking a lead in the government drive aimed at achieving 10 percent forest cover.
Speaking at Irangi Forest Station in Embu, during a tree planting exercise, Principal Secretary,-State Department of Fisheries Prof. Japhet Ntiba,said tree planting should be embraced by all for all are connected with trees.
Prof. Ntiba noted that the county’s forest cover is under threat due to a surge in population which in turn leads to cutting down trees for firewood or construction, which leads to desertification.
He further noted that human activities that lead to destruction of trees affect the ecosystem including having adverse effects on marine life which bounce back to human beings.
Elsewhere over 3000 trees were planted in Nyamira County yesterday to mark Africa’s Public Service week, a ceremony that was held at Ekerubo Gietai Technical Training Institute (TTI) grounds in Nyamira North Sub County where the  County Commissioner, Amos Mariba urged the residents to embrace tree planting during this rainy season in the region to increase forest cover.
He also asked the public to give priority to fruit trees for food and wood provision.
“Today we are celebrating the Africa Public Service week as a gesture of solidarity to other public service providers in Africa, Kenya chose to plant all over the Country. This move will increase the vegetation and forest cover that has been greatly threatened by human action of deforestation.” The commissioner said.
In Narok, Deputy County Commissioner Mutuku Mwenga asked the public servants to act as role models in planting trees in their offices and homes in a bid to achieve the 10 percent mark set by the government.
Mwenga reiterated that the Department of Gender will collaborate with the department of forestry to plant more trees in the county.
“We will be planting both exotic and indigenous trees that do well in this area. Exotic trees take only five years to mature while indigenous trees take over 25 years to mature,” said Mwenga.
During the event Jacaranda, bamboo, sandalwood and fruit trees like avocado, mango and tree tomato were planted.
Nyamira County head of conservancy Mr. Mark Ooko clarified that the programme of cutting down eucalyptus trees along river banks and those planted around water sources is still ongoing the reason why we are encouraging people to plant water friendly trees which will conserve the water sources of this very precious commodity.
During the occasions public servants were urged to serve diligently and ensure Kenya’s, get service for their taxes.
Nyamira County Commissioner Amos Mariba sprinkles water to a Meru Oak tree seedling he planted at Ekerubo Gietai TTI compound yesterday to mark Africa Public Service week and looking on is Ms. Rachael Nyamoita (fare left) Nyamira North Sub County Forester and Nyamira County conservator, Mark Ooko (in jungle green jacket, second left.) and other public servants.

Nyamira County Commissioner Amos Mariba sprinkles water to a Meru Oak tree seedling he planted at Ekerubo Gietai TTI compound yesterday to mark Africa Public Service week and looking on is Ms. Rachael Nyamoita (fare left) Nyamira North Sub County Forester and Nyamira County conservator, Mark Ooko (in jungle green jacket, second left.) and other public servants.

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