The Company in conjunction with Friends of Ruiru Dam (FORD) undertook a tree planting exercise at Ruiru Dam on Saturday, 18th May 2018. A total of 250 bamboo seedlings donated by Kenya Forest Service and Kenya Forest Research Institute were planted.
Friends of Ruiru Dam (FORD Vice Chairperson Dr. Jane W. Njuru said the tree planting initiative is informed by the efforts to drive the environmental conservation agenda for the catchment. “We are here today to plant bamboo trees because we believe it is the right species for conservation. Bamboo is also known to grow fast and has several products that can be commercialized.”
NCWSC Ag. Managing Director Eng. Nahason Muguna (Represented by Ag. Environment & Compliance Manager Felix Lukwa) lauded the initiative of the FORD. “We have a collective responsibility to ensure that the catchment areas are restored and that we promote sustainable programs such as this noble exercise we have today to safeguard our ecosystems.” He said.
The stakeholders who took part in the tree planting activity include: Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Forest Research Institute and Elsamere. The stakeholders lauded the Company for the efforts it has under-taken to conserve the catchment over the years through Corporate Social Responsibility.