- Sakaja led hundreds of Nairobi residents in planting trees in
- The governor appreciated Green Army’s efforts in making a difference in the County
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja today led hundreds of Nairobi residents in planting trees at Dandora Estate Sewerage Treatment Works Ruai, where more than 10,000 tree seedlings were planted.
The city boss was joined by his Deputy H.E Njoroge Muchiri, County Secretary Mr. Patrick Analo, County Executives, Ruai Ward MCA Hon.James Karis and Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company leadership.
Speaking at the event Sakaja called on Nairobi residents to make tree growing a continuous exercise and a responsibility for every resident.
He however, acknowledged that people have done a disservice to the city by making it a concrete jungle, and urged the residents to protect the future by planting trees.
“It is my pleasure to see so many people dedicated to greening the environment. Let us protect the future by planting more trees and taking care of them” Sakaja said.
The Governor thanked the President William Ruto for setting a side the day to plant trees. He urged Nairobians to take the day more serious and plant more trees.
The County Boss directed the Green Nairobi Executive Mr Ibrahim Auma to ensure availability of tree seedlings in all the Sub Counties.
He also pointed out that the seedlings should be made affordable in order to encourage tree growing culture in the City.
Green Army Efforts
The governor appreciated Green Army’s efforts in making a difference in the County.
“Through the efforts of Green Army in unclogging drainages, Nairobi has not experienced the perennial flooding.We will not allow illegal dumping. We can not invest in making the City clean and watch people dump wastes.” Said the Governor.
The County Executive in charge of Green Nairobi Mr. Ibrahim Auma appreciated Green Nairobi staff who work round the clock in ensuring that the city is clean and green.
Mr. Auma mentioned that the County has ensured that the tree planting exercise was taking place in all the 17 Sub Counties.