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Uhuru promises to deliver on Jubilee's environmental promise

02 December 2013, 13:12

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta, the newly-endorsed Kenya Scouts Association leader, encouraged tree planting to ensure that the country attains the requisite 10 per cent tree cover in the next five years.

“As the government I also intend to start in this year of jubilee a programme to plant 50 million trees in the next year. We want this programme to run continuously for the next five years so that we can achieve within five year our target of 10 per cent forest cover for this nation of ours,” he said as he led the scouts in after officiating their annual meeting.

The function brought together more than 3 500 scouts from all parts of the country.

The group’s leadership endorsed him as their leader.

Scouts leaders were also awarded during the function for their determination and support towards the organisation’s activities.

The President meanwhile emphasized on the need to train the youth on the significance of contributing to development agendas of the country and further pledged to empower the scouts through the Uwezo Fund.

“The Chief Commissioner and the Ministry of Devolution again would work with the scouting movement to see how young people who are of age to start venturing into various enterprises can also benefit and be facilitated by the Uwezo Fund,” said President Kenyatta.

– CAJ News


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