Bamboo Tree planting

Bamboo Tree planting

In a bid to attain the 10% forest cover in Uasin Gishu County and conserve the environment, H.E Governor Jackson K Arap Mandago, EGH, today led a Bamboo tree planting exercise at Kapseret Forest.

The Environment Department targets to plant a total of 5,000 bamboo tree seedlings by Monday. Today the County boss and other stakeholders planted 2,000 seedlings.

The Kapseret Forest which was gazetted in the 1960s was chosen as a demonstration center to initiate the bamboo tree planting around the County.

Speaking during the exercise, Governor Mandago urged the residents to plant more trees in their farms other than the ones planted by the county. He further asked them to always seek professional guidance from the Kenya Forest Services (KFS).

Each individual has a task of conserving the environment for us and our future generations, therefore, let’s do it like never before,” Said Governor Mandago.

The County boss further appealed to the residents to plant more trees as a way of curbing rapid climate change which is becoming a threat to our lives.

On her part, Environment CECM Ms. Mary Njogu disclosed that Kapseret Sub-County has been chosen to be the first one to receive the bamboo tree seedlings. She urged them to protect them.

She further enlightened the residents on the benefits of bamboo trees; they are the best in air purification, reducing soil erosion and also cleaning water among other benefits.

Area MCA Hon Edwin Maraswo lauded the county for the great step taken and appreciated the residents for not encroaching the forest.

Present during the exercise were CECM Finance CPA Julius Rutto, Environment Chief Officer Mr. Simion Kemei, Director Environment Joseph Chelulei, Nicholas Busienei (Ward Administrator), KFS officials and ELDOWAS officials.

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