Mwangangi’s request to Machakos Residents as Rains begin

Machakos Deputy Governor Francis Mwangangi has called upon residents to take advantage of the ongoing rains to actively participate in tree planting initiatives.

Mwangangi emphasized the importance of afforestation in combating climate change and promoting environmental sustainability.

Speaking in Tala, the deputy governor highlighted the significant role that trees play in preserving the ecosystem, preventing soil erosion, and enhancing water conservation. He urged individuals, community groups, and institutions to join hands in planting and nurturing trees across the county.

“Cleanliness is next to godliness and we have seen the rains so I would urge everyone to take advantage and plant a tree so that we can better our environment,” said Mwangangi.

Mwangangi outlined plans for collaboration with relevant stakeholders to provide seedlings and technical support to communities interested in tree-planting activities. He emphasized the need for concerted efforts to achieve the county’s reforestation goals and enhance the green cover for future generations.

The deputy governor also disclosed the economic benefits of tree planting, citing opportunities for agroforestry, carbon sequestration, and sustainable livelihoods. He encouraged residents to embrace tree planting as a personal responsibility and a collective effort towards a greener and healthier environment.

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