Kenya: Mombasa county embarks on tree planting to boost forest cover

By Bisola Adeyemo

Principal Secretary of State Department for Tourism, Zeinab Hussein, says her administration will continue to partner with key stakeholders to plant more trees as part of efforts to increase forest cover in Mombasa, Kenya.

Hussein said this on Saturday while leading students, environmental activists, and government officials in planting 300 trees at the iconic Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa County.

The PS lauded the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Aga Khan Foundation and Environment Trust of Kenya and Kenya Forest Services (KFS) for partnering with the Mama Ngina Waterfront Management to plant indigenous and scented trees to buffer strips within the waterfront.

“I am excited to be joined by individuals from all over Mombasa County to participate in this environmental restoration activity we are having today. Greenery efforts of this historic recreational park will ensure a clean, green, and accessible space for Mombasa residents and beyond,” she said.

“Our involvement with the young and old, public and private sectors in such initiatives will also inculcate Green Values that primarily focus on the impact individuals and industries have on the environment,” added Hussein.

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