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Tessie Musalia launches nationwide tree restoration project

Tessie Musalia, the wife of Prime Cabinet Secretary, Musalia Mudavadi, has joined hands with the National Police Service (NPS), persons living with disabilities (PWDs) and Ahadi Kenya Trust in a nationwide tree restoration project.

The project, initiated by Ms Tessie’s Ushirika Wema organization, was inaugurated at the National Police College Main campus in Kiganjo, Nyeri county. The team planted 3,000 seedlings generously donated by Mr Wanyaga Gathaka, the board chairman of Tana Water Works Development Agency (TWWDA).

This initiative aligns with President William Ruto’s ambitious goal of increasing Kenya’s forest cover from the current 8.8 per cent to 28 pe rcent by 2030, aiming to mitigate the country’s vulnerability to climate change.

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Speaking about the collaboration with the National Police Service, Ms Tessie emphasized their capacity for effecting positive change. She recognized their role in upholding the law, while also fostering social cohesion and community engagement.

Tessie Musalia, the wife of Prime Cabinet Secretary, Musalia Mudavadi, participates in a tree planting exercise at Kiganjo National Police College main campus in Nyeri County on July 1, 2023. PHOTO | JAMES MURIMI

“As members of the National Police Service, you possess discipline, teamwork and a strong sense of duty. I urge you to bring these qualities to the forefront in your participation in this tree restoration project. These attributes are among the reasons Ushirika Wema chose to partner with you,” she said.

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She also said the launch of the project is a significant milestone towards achieving a greener and more sustainable future for Kenya.

With the ambitious target of planting 15 billion trees on 11 million hectares of land nationwide, Ms Tessie stressed the importance of dedication, collaboration and perseverance to accomplish this feat within the specified timeframe.

First Lady, Mama Rachel Ruto, has also been in the forefront of tree planting in the country.

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