Tree Planting Exercise By Tourism Regulatory Authority In Complaince With Presidential Directives

Tree Planting Exercise By Tourism Regulatory Authority In Complaince With Presidential Directives

Claire Gatheru
Chief Communications Officer / Tourism Regulatory Authority

The Government through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry issued a directive to all Ministries and Sagas on various tree planting initiatives aimed at increasing the country’s cover to 10% by 2022.This is in line with the presidential directive to plant at least 1.8 billion trees during a five-year period. In this regard, all SAGA’s and Head of Departments were asked to develop a tree planting program to be implemented during the said period and give reports on the same.

In the work plan TRA had committed to plant 400 trees during the 2020/2021 performance contracting period and this was to be led by the Communications Unit.

This has been achieved and surpassed in the last financial year a TRA team of eight led by Human Resource Manager Lucy Serem, Regional Manager Tom Odhiambo and Chief Communication Officer Claire Gatheru, Chief Tourism Officers Pauline Manga- Eldoret office , and James Kogi Nakuru Office , Chief ICT Officer Evan Gichuki, Chief Procurement Officer Samson Ogwel and Tourism Regulatory Officer Diana Cheboi were joined by the classmates  and volunteers  from the Senior Management Class (SMC ) 89 /2021 to plant 210 indigenous trees species.  The species included Ashok, or Indian tree  Gravellier and Croton Megalocarpus  which grown in the area around the  Kenya School of Government (KSG ) Matuga  as part of giving back to the society.

The KSG tree planting exercise was conducted on as a government-to-Government partnership exercise was sponsored by TRA under the CSR budget. We also supported the World Oceans Day with a clean-up exercise and tree planting.

We have also adopted KSG Matuga forest to plant for trees as partnership for future tree planting and we are also exploring partnership with KWS Training institute in Naivasha for a CSR on the same.

In yet another recent tree planting exercise staff led by the Ag. Director General Kennedy Lwenyi planted 20 trees at Tumu Tumu School for Deaf which was part of a Corporate Social Responsibility. We planted some fruit trees for oranges and avocadoes , Cypress Lusitanica and African pencil cedar.



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