GDC is committed to ensure thousands of trees are planted in its project areas as part of Government’s Panda Miti, Penda Kenya drive that was officially launched by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday.
Speaking at the sidelines of the national tree planting exercise at the Moi Forces Academy in Nairobi, GDC Company Secretary Ms. Beatrice Kosgei, reiterated the Company’s commitment towards afforestation in geothermal project areas.
“We shall continue with our long tradition of supporting communities to plant trees. In fact, we are more reinvigorated with the new presidential directive,” Ms. Kosgei noted.
She planted trees at the national event that was attended by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President H.E William Ruto, Environment Cabinet Secretary, Keriako Tobiko among other Government officials.
The Panda Miti, Penda Kenya drive is geared at planting trees countrywide in order to conserve the environment. The Government, through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, targets to plant at least 1.8 billion trees by the end of the year.
GDC runs a tree nursery at the Menengai Geothermal Project where tree seedlings are normally donated to the community for planting.