Environment Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya has appealed to Kenyans to come out in large number to participate in the tree growing exercise set for Monday.
CS Tuya’s appeal comes after the Government set 13th November 2023 as a public holiday for a national tree growing day for the ongoing short rains season and an initiative that aims to plant 15 billion trees by 2032.
“Cabinet Secretary Tuya appeals to Kenyans to come out in large numbers and participate in the rapid tree growing exercise a day after the government gazetted Monday, 13th of November 2023 as the national tree growing day for the ongoing short rains season,” read a communication from CS Tuya.
“In Exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration declares Monday, November 13 2023, a public holiday in which the public shall be engaged in tree growing countrywide,” said CS Kindiki through a gazette notice.
CS Kindiki said the tree planting exercise is part of Kenya’s Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration Program–Towards the Growing of 15 billion trees.
There will be a designated National venue for the tree planting presided over by President William Ruto while Cabinet Secretaries and Governors will also preside over the tree planting exercise in all 47 counties.
The Interior Cabinet Secretary also urged the general public to participate.