NYEWASCO Tree Planting Event
In our quest to achieve 10 percent national tree cover as per the presidential directive, NYWASCO kick started a Tree Planting drive on 29th`July, 2022 at the confluence of Chania and Zaina Rivers. The event was organized by the NYEWASCO Young Water Professionals. The company has a target of planting and growing one million trees in the strategic plan (2021/22 – 2025/26). The team was led by the Managing Director, Eng. Peter Kahuthu. Also present during the exercise were Mr. George Wanjohi, a NYEWASCO customer who donated 3000 bamboo trees to the company in support of its conservation efforts demonstrated so far, Kenya Forest Service staff, Chania River Users Association, CFA representative and staff drawn from Naruwasco and Omwasco Water Services Provoviders. The drive is aimed at conserving the water catchment area as well as to enforce the green ecosystem and encourage biodiversity. Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company organized the event to create awareness on land degradation and the worrying climatic changes facing the globe currently. The event sensitized the community to support the green economy and enhance resilience to climate change risks. Seed Balls Kenya, an Environmental Conservation Organization also donated seed balls which were broadcasted during the event. The tree planting drive is set to continue throughout the wet season.