UoE hosts the National Tree Planting Day, Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The School of Natural Resource Management, led by the Dean, Prof. Lazare Etiegni, hosted the University of Eldoret fraternity to the tree planting exercise during the National Tree Planting Day. 2,000 trees were planted. This exercise is in fulfillment of the University’s’ Annual Performance Contract – 2017/2018.

The Head of the Forestry Department, Prof. Bekuta Balozi, in this remarks, asked the members to plant more trees saying tree planting is very important as it assists in taking care of our environment. He urged the members of the University to plant more trees even at home at every occasion that they have.

The Dean, School of Environmental Studies, Prof. Vincent Sudoi mentioned, through the School, the University participated in the Eldoret City Marathon whose theme was “Climate Action”. Over 5,000 trees were planted in the greater Uasin Gishu County. His parting shot to the team – ‘trees should not only be planted but should grow”.

Ag. Registrar Planning, Dr. Benjamin Mwasi asked the team to take care of the trees and ensure they grow. Each and every individual who planted a tree should follow up and ensure their tree is in its place next year and years to come.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Teresa Akenga was represented by the Ag. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (ASA), Prof. Linnet Gohole. On her part she mentioned floods were not a common occurrence and there is too much soil erosion. The more trees are planted, the more we will be able to take care of our environment. For hilly places, she advised better agricultural practices should be applied like intercropping trees with food crops.

In attendance was the 2018 Safaricom BYOB “last boy standing” winner, Brian Kiplimo Rono, Dean, School of Science, Dr. Victor Kimeli, Director, SPPC Prof. Maurice Mwamburi, Prof. F.K. Sang, UASU Chair, Mr. Laigong and colleagues from the University.

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