The Company in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and a number of government agencies recently took part in tree planting exercise held at Dandora Sewerage and Treatment Plant. The initiative is part of the strategic national tree planting campaign to increase forest cover to 10% by the year 2022. The theme for the national tree planting campaign is, “Panda Miti, Boresha Maisha”.
State Department for Public Works Principal Secretary, Major General (Retired)
Gordon Kihalangwa plants a tree at Dandora Sewerage and Treatment Works.
More than 1,000 tree seedlings were planted during an event attended by officials drawn from Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) and Semi- Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs). The exercise will see the Ministry’s agencies plant and commit to adopt thousands of trees to achieve the targeted national tree coverage. State Department for Public Works PS, Major General (Retired) Gordon Kihalangwa was among the top government officials to grace the exercise. He urged the Company to look into the future of the waste water management and come up with sustainable strategies.
“This facility is critical. It offers services for the city population and I urge the Company to look into its future for it to offer enhanced and sustainable sewerage services. “He said. He also applauded the initiative to plant the trees within the treatment works as part of environ-mental conservation. “I am indeed happy to participate in this noble exercise. We all should ensure it is a continuous and not just a one-off exercise because trees by their very nature ensure that we live and work in an environment that is conducive.” He added. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry in partnership with Nairobi Metropolitan Area has identified a number of sites within Nairobi Metropolitan for the tree planting campaigns. These sites have been earmarked in light of prevailing circumstances and the need to strengthen engagement with the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS).
Corporate Affairs Manager Mbaruku Vyakweli waters a seedling he planted at
Dandora Sewerage and Treatment Works. Looking on : NCWSC environment staff.
The Ministry is also encouraging other MDAs to plant in public areas while families and individuals are encouraged to plant on their farms and plots.
The long rains tree planting season marks an important period in the calendar of events for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the wider forestry sector.
NCWSC staff in solidarity with the Ministry of Environment & Forestry and other government
agencies participates in the tree planting drive at Dandora Sewerage and Treatment Works