Policyholders Compensation Fund (PCF) joins hands with the Ngong Hills Community in a Tree Planting Exercise

The Policyholders Compensation Fund (PCF) on Monday, May 20, conducted a tree planting exercise in collaboration with the Ngong Hills community to anchor its commitment to environmental sustainability and to further the Presidential Directive on the National Tree Growing and Restoration Campaign.

President William Ruto launched this national tree planting campaign in December 2022, emphasizing the importance of planting trees in urban and rural areas, and promoting reforestation, agroforestry, and afforestation.

The goal of the campaign is to grow 15 billion trees and raise the nation’s forest and tree cover percentage from 12% to 30% by 2032 , with the aim of combating the devastating effects of climate change in Kenya. The tree planting exercise was spearheaded by the Managing Trustee, Mohammed Sahal in collaboration with the Ngong Hills community and was joined by the PCF staff members.

From left, Mr. Deberious Sikuku, PCF Board of Trustee, Mr. Mohammed Sahal, Managing Trustee of PCF, and Dr. Ben Kajwang MBS, PCF Board of Trustee, plant a tree during the PCF tree planting exercise held in Ngong Forest on 17th May 2024.

“In our strategic plan the Fund has identified environmental sustainability as a key accelerator to achieve overall strategic objectives. We are thrilled by the participation and support we received from the Ngong Hills community for this initiative. Witnessing the community come together with such  dedication truly showcased our shared commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Their passion and energy underscored the importance of collaborative efforts in addressing environmental challenges and fostering a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come.” said Mohammed Sahal, Managing Trustee, PCF.

During the event, participants received guidance on proper tree planting techniques and the maintenance of trees. Through hands-on involvement, they gained valuable insights into the crucial role trees play in mitigating climate change, enhancing biodiversity, and improving the quality of the air.

“Our collaboration with the Ngong Hills community underscores PCF’s dedication to making a positive impact beyond our core mandate,” added Dr Ben Kajwang, Representing the Board Chairman. “Together, we planted the seeds for a greener, healthier future for generations to come.”

The success of the tree planting initiative reflects the Fund’s broader initiatives that benefit the communities it serves. This initiative marks a significant step towards a greener Kenya, and the Fund is proud to be a driving force in this positive change.

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