NURTURE A NUMBER OF TREES BEFORE GRADUATING CS URGES STUDENTS
Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has called on Meru University of Science and Technology students to plant, adopt and nurture five trees each before they graduate from the institution.
This is in line with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive that every institution set aside at least 10 percent of their land to plant trees.
“Your institution has 540 hectares of land at least 54 hectares of this land must be under trees” The CS challenged.
He urged the university to take advantage of the 30,000 tree seedlings donated by Kenya Forest Service to the institution and ensure they are planted, nurtured and adopted.
“There is no difference between trees and our lungs, there is no life without trees, plant trees and let the students water them, don’t wait for rain, it may never come” he advised.
The CS thanked Meru Governor Hon. KiraituMurungi for sinking a borehole in the institution and urged other county governments to put forward the environmental agenda.
He was speaking at the University grounds during a tree planting exercise where a chancellor’s forest has been established by the Institution in conjunction with UNESCO. An initial fund of sh. 100,000 will be spent to plant avocado fruits whose profit once mature will serve as an endowment fund to assist needy students.
CS Tobiko was accompanied by the Meru governor KiraituMurungi and the vice chancellor prof Romnaus Odhiambo.
Powered by WPeMatico