Wavinya: Tree planting will help tackle Climate Change

Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti has joined other leaders to lobby for people to tackle climate change in the County by planting trees.

Speaking during a public participation in Athi River, Wavinya noted climate change had affected many areas in the Country and it’s high time as leaders they came up with a solution.

She urged residents of Machakos County to plant trees in plenty, especially during this period when rains are expected.

“Climate change has been a big problem to our country, it’s high time we plan on how we are going to improve it. We need to plant more trees and even as a County Government we will assist you in giving you trees to plant,” said Wavinya.

“El Nino is coming and when we plant the trees we won’t be required to have any water to irrigate them because the rains will do that. We should be vigilant to plant trees for our own safety,” she added.

Wavinya also noted that many companies in Mavoko Subcounty were at the forefront of pollution and she would work to ensure such is stopped.

“I know like here in Mavoko many industries have really polluted our environment due to the waste they release, Mavoko has many cases of cancer. When we plant trees we shall counter that as we work on how to stop the pollution,” Wavinya went.

Talks about climate change in Africa are ongoing at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre 25 heads of states from Africa, environmentalists, global partners, activists and other stakeholders are convening for the Africa Climate Summit 2023.

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