Kenya Targets Schools In The 15 Billion Tree Planting Campaign

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Kenya's Forestry Principal Secretary Ephantus Kimotho on Thursday stated that people must plant more trees to overcome the ravaging drought that has hit the country,

Speaking during the launch of a tree nursery at Daystar University's main campus in Athi River outskirts of Nairobi, PS Kimotho said the government was working with the youths to ensure they plant and grow trees.

"The Government is targeting over 20,000 primary and secondary schools in the country to ensure the 15 billion trees are grown and the target is meet by 2032", PS Kimotho said.

The event culminated in a tree planting exercise where the PS planted the Warbugia Ugandensis tree.

Daystar Vice Chancellor Prof. Laban P. Ayiro said the institution is on the road to growing 50,000 trees and called on the Ministry to support with tree seedlings to enable them to achieve their target.

The event, organized by Chandaria Foundation and Daystar University in partnership with Global Peace Foundation, was geared towards promoting the conservation of natural resources and growing trees for a greener future.

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