NETFUND Board of Trustees members; Wachira Kibanya, Ntwiga Muriungi, CEO Samson Toniok and staff members joined stakeholders in a tree planting Campaign at Lechugu mixed secondary school.
Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary KeriakoTobiko led the tree planting exercise at Lechugu Mixed Secondary School in Thome, Laikipia County where over 1,000 indigenous tree seedlings were planted.
The CS encouraged students to plant, adopt and nurture trees during their years of study and ensure maturity trees which will provide conducive learning environment in this semi-arid area.
The CS added that schools play a significant role in tree growing across the country by increasing capacity for climate change resilience and mitigation.
“The government encourages Kenyans to take advantage of the ongoing short rains season and grow trees,” stated the CS.
He called on the County government to spearhead tree planting activities to contribute to the National efforts to increase the tree cover from 7.2% to the recommended 10% tree cover in the county.