Kenyan Holiday Devoted To Planting 100 Million Trees

November 14, 2023

In a bid to achieve the government's ambitious target of planting 15 billion trees within a decade, Kenyans have been granted a special holiday dedicated to the planting of 100 million trees.

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Environment Minister Soipan Tuya stated that the holiday empowers "each and every Kenyan to own the initiative." The objective is for every Kenyan to contribute by planting a minimum of two seedlings, collectively reaching the 100-million tree goal.

These seedlings are provided free of charge at forest agency centers for planting in designated public areas. Additionally, citizens are encouraged to purchase at least two seedlings for planting on their personal land.

The government is urging all participants to document their tree-planting endeavors using the Jaza Miti app. This measure will enable officials to maintain precise records as they strive to achieve their goal.

Tuya said the exercise will continue beyond the special holiday and expects that 500 million trees will have been planted by the end of the rainy season in December.

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