EAC Affairs Ministry to Plant 30% of the 15 billion Trees Directive by President Ruto

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The Ministry of EAC, ASALs, and Regional Development has been tasked with planting 30% of the 15 million trees target set by President William Ruto.

This is according to CS Rebecca Miano who on Thursday flagged off 200,000 tree seedlings to be distributed to 100 schools in Kesses, Soy, and Kapseret Constituencies Uasin Gishu County.

Between July 2023 and June 2024, CS Miano said the Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) targets to plant 6 million trees. In the first month, KVDA planted about 1.5 million trees.

KVDA is a Regional Development Authority serving six counties in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kerio region.

The initiative, which aims to plant 15 billion trees by 2032, will work to reduce greenhouse emissions, stop and reverse deforestation, and restore 5.1 million hectares of deforested and degraded landscapes through the African Landscape Restoration Initiative.

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