Kenya Army Corps of Transport this week took part in planting more than 30,000 trees at Ragia Forest at the border between Nyandarua and Kiambu County, Central Kenya.
The event, which was presided over by the Chief Conservator of Forests at the Kenya Forest Service, Mr. Julius Kamau, also brought on board a host of county governments and local residents.
In his address, Mr. Kamau applauded Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) for being at the forefront in the conservation of forests through the Environmental Soldier Program.
"Through joint efforts with other stakeholders, including KDF, we have already achieved 12 per cent of forest cover, and I urge all of us to keep pulling together in our journey towards achieving 30 per cent forest cover by the year 2050," he said.
KDF continues to complement Kenya Forest Service efforts in rehabilitating and restoring degraded forests through the Environmental Soldier Program (ESP) initiated in 2018. The program's main aim is to restore and protect the already dilapidated forest cover.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.