Makueni Kicks Off 1 Million Tree planting campaign ahead of devolution conference

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WOTE: APRIL 21st 2021 -Makueni kicked off a campaign to plant one million trees as one of the climate action strategies to combat effects of climate change.

This campaign is part of a greater initiative to plant 2 million trees in the South Eastern Kenya region this year. President Uhuru Kenyatta will plant the two millionth tree seedling in Makueni during the 7th Annual Devolution Conference in August.

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Governor Kivutha Kibwana who flagged off the exercise at Kamunyolo dam, Wote, said his administration aims to enhance the county forest cover from 13% to at least 18% by the year 2022.

Kibwana was flanked by the country manager Green Employment in Agriculture Programme (GEAP) Doreen Kinoti. GEAP, a brain child of Micro-Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) is donating 6,000 tree seedlings towards the campaign.

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