The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCP) launched a tree planting campaign on 25th October 2018 at Shanzu Teachers Training College, in Mombasa County.The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCP) launched a tree planting campaign on 25th October 2018 at Shanzu Teachers Training College, in Mombasa County.
Catholic Bishops with NEMA DG Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu launching the tree planting exercise at Shanzu Training College
The initiative was in response to POP's Encyclical letter to all people in 2015 to take care of our Common Home-Environment. The drive will run for next one year whose slogan is "Plant Trees, Plant Hope".
The guest of honour was NEMA Director General, Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu. Prof. Wahungu urged people not only to plant trees during this short rains season but also ensure they grow.
NEMA DG Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu planting a tree seedling during the launch
Senior Bishop Martin Kivuva of Mombasa Diocese urged Christians to be on the front line in taking care of the environment. During the exercise, approximately 1000 trees were planted.
Prior to the tree planting, Prof. Wahungu addressed a congregation of Catholic Bishops comprising the Caritas Kenya at Plaza Beach Hotel in Mombasa. He highlighted some of the areas that the Authority has partnered with Caritas Kenya including being a sub entity in the National Implementing Entity (NIE) being implemented by NEMA under Adaptation Fund.
“Through the church and institutions like Caritas, NEMA as a national institution is able to interact with people and reach the masses,” Prof. Wahungu stated.
DG NEMA. Prof Geoffrey Wahungu, Caritas Kenya members and Catholic Bishops during the conference