Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya has called on National Government Administrative Officers (NGAO) to lead in tree planting projects so as to achieve the 15 billion targets in ten years.
The CS who spoke at Enkongu Enkare, Narok South, Narok County during the commemoration of World Wetlands Day sent a strong warning to those destroying the environment.
Tuya warned anyone involved in unlawful forest activities that harsh action would be taken against them.
“We must go all out in protecting the environment for the environment to protect us. If we don’t we will lack food and water in the near future,” she said
The CS said the government is putting a framework that will boost the green energy usage in schools and other institutions to reduce usage of firewood.
Meanwhile, Environment conservation groups are fighting for the protection and restoration of forested wetlands in Kilifi County in efforts to combat the drastic effects of climate change in the region.
Kenya Climate Change Governance Platform (KCCGP) group led by the group Secretary Francis Thoya said that restoring mangrove forests is critical in reviving the ecosystem and equally important in climate change mitigation.