Kitui Deputy Governor Dr Wathe Nzau has promised to increase the county’s forest cover to 10%.
Speaking at Kanyonyoo border police patrol camp on Tuesday while launching National Tree Growing day, Dr. Wathe emphasised on importance of environmental Conservation.
‘Kitui County Forest cover stands at 7% and I will partner with Kenya Forest Service, National Government ministry of Environment and Forestry, NEMA, KEFRI and other community based Conservation agents to increase county Forest cover to 10% by 2022,’ promised the Deputy Governor.
Since imposition of charcoal ban early this year, the County Government has planted over 600,000 trees while communities have planted over 200,000 seedlings.
In addition, Dr Wathe said this financial year 2018/19 the county plans to plant 1million seedlings in schools and to community groups where the County has set up climate change fund among 5
Wathe had led a team of County and National Government officials in launching this year’s National Tree Growing day where the theme was PANDA MITI BORESHA Misha.