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First Lady urges Green Belt Movement support

25 September 2013, 20:28

Nairobi -First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, has urged the public to support the Green Belt Movement by planting more trees if the country and thus overcome the menace of environmental degradation.

She further urged communities desist from indiscriminate felling of tress as well as other environmental degrading malpractices.

She urged Kenyans to emulate other countries where the movement was running successful programmes.

“The Green Belt Movement has established a Pan African Green Belt Network which has launched successful initiatives in other countries such as Tanzania, Malawi, , Lesotho, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe,” at the second anniversary memorial service of the late Nobel laureate and environmentalist, Prof. Wangari Maathai.

The Green Belt Foundation is the brainchild of Maathai.

The late Maathai got worldwide recognition after plating more than 50 million trees in Mount Kenya, the Mau water catchment s and at the Aberdares forest.

During the event to commemorate Maathai's memorial service, Environment, Water and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Judy Wakhungu, reiterated the government’s commitment to work with the Green Belt Movement alongside other environmental organizations with a bid enhance conservation efforts.

Meanwhile, during the occasion, the First Lady led the audience in observing a moment of silence in remembrance of the Westgate terror victims.

These lost their lives during a terror attack at the exclusive mall.

She said such “acts of cowardice” would not intimidate Kenyans.

- CAJ News


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