Communities told to inculcate tree-planting culture in children

Mosocho DCC Juma Walela at Cardinal Otunga Mosocho High School.

Communities have been encouraged to inculcate a tree-planting culture in children to make it a continuous exercise as part of their lifestyle.

Speaking at Cardinal Otunga Mosocho High School in Kisii County when he paid a courtesy call, Mosocho Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Juma Walela told students to be friends of the environment through conservation for a healthy living.

He congratulated the school for taking up the initiative of planting and preserving indigenous trees in the school and asked other institutions to copy them.

Dr Magdaline Gesare hands the environmental Conservation and Tree Planting file to her assistant coordinator Mr. Wafubwa.

“This is a school that has made us happy for shining in areas like environmental conservation, as well as academic and extra-curricular activities,” he said.

The administrator emphasized the importance of increasing forest cover to reach the national target of 15 billion trees by 2032, which can be achieved through partnerships with national and county governments in the mobilization of the public.

The school principal Albert Ombiro said it is the school’s desire to create student champions of environmental conservation by mobilizing all the clubs to join hands and plant trees every week.

One of the volunteer tree nursery care-takers at the school.

“We are already partnering with the forestry department in the county and some of our volunteer friends from SPAC for technical advice to our staff and students,” he said.

He said that the teams are at advanced stages of establishing indigenous tree nurseries in the school for continuous supply of seedlings.

By Enock Okong’o

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