KFS sets aside KES 13B for nationwide forest rehabilitation
12 February 2015, 21:27
Nairobi - The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) has allocated KES 13 billion to a nationwide forest rehabilitation exercise which aims at achieving a 10% national forest cover by year 2030.
Speaking Wednesday at a workshop in Nakuru, KFS chairman, Peter Kirigua said that that the money will be used in setting up tree nurseries which will produce close to 650 million trees countrywide.
“Our main aim is to work towards attaining the 10% national forest cover as part of vision 2030 and with cooperation from County governments, environmentalists and Kenyans at large we will have planted more than 650 million trees by 2030. There will be no other way of protecting our forest cover if we don’t plant trees daily,” said Kirigua.
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He called on research agencies, universities, government parastatals and agencies, schools and the private sector to be part of the campaign to make Kenya a forested land for the good of future generations.
“KFS alone cannot achieve this target and we are calling on the private sector and anybody who cares for the future of this country to join us in this journey,” he said.
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