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Ministry of Agriculture plans to plant 2 million trees by end of 2024

Ministry of Agriculture plans to plant 2 million trees by end of 2024


Saturday May 11 2024

KNA by Collins Muuo

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and Development has a target to plant 2 million trees in Makueni and Samburu Counties by the end of 2024, State Department for Livestock Development Principal Secretary Jonathan Mueke has said.

Consequently, Mr Mueke said that they have set aside two Thursdays in a month where they will lead stakeholders in planting trees in their respective counties in order to achieve their goal as scheduled.

He further said that the trees will be planted in public institutions like schools and forests while calling on wananchi to supplement government efforts in a bid to green the environment in order to combat the negative climate effects.

“It is a programme that is greatly help our country in terms of climate action to ensure we have good rains, protect our water towers and practice smart agriculture,” said Mueke at Makongo view point in Makueni Sub county on Friday where he led members of the public and government officials to plant 10,000 tree seedlings to commemorate people who perished in the recent floods in the country.

On fertiliser, he disclosed that the government has released fertiliser to National Cereals and Produce Board and urged farmers to go and collect the fertiliser and plant in a bid to improve production and enhance food security.

Speaking at the same function, the County Executive Committee Member for Department of lands, Urban Planning and Environment Nicolas Nzioka urged Makueni residents to plant at least 10 trees in their farms in order to improve the environment.

On the rains pounding the area, Nzioka warned residents against crossing Floods Rivers saying they risked death.

Present at the event included Makueni County Commissioner Henry Wafula, Makueni High Court Judge Teresia Matheka, national and county government officials and wananchi.

Edited by Patrick Nyakundi

Courtesy: KNA

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