Kenya Forest Service interdicts four officers in Makueni County
SEE ALSO :Forester digs in against dam planFollowing the crackdown, the Chief Conservator of Forests Julius Kamau said that he will not allow few individuals to taint the image of the agency. He added that the majority of his staff are hard-working, dedicated and committed to their core business which is to manage, conserve and protect forestry resources Nationally. Kamau called upon all forest neighbours and stakeholders to report any vice promptly and consequently assured them of a guaranteed response. He also lauded the community in Mbooni for practicing on farm tree planting and for promoting forest conservation by being vigilant against threats affecting forests. Illegal logging is a setback to government’s plan to have at least 10 per cent forest cover by 2030, a move, that is part of the measures being undertaken to mitigate climate change.
SEE ALSO :Samburu families to get KFS supportLast year, the government announced a plan to employ the services of the National Youth Service and the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) in an aggressive replanting of indigenous trees for at least three years, to help the country’s forest cover regenerate.
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