*BOOSTING FOREST COVER*
The rehabilitation of Londiani forest block was launched on 22nd January, 2021 at Chebewor area of Kipkelion East Sub County.
The event was graced by Governor, H.E.Prof.Paul Chepkwony and presided over by Cabinet Secretary in charge of Environment and Forestry, Hon. Keriako Tobiko and his Energy counterpart, Hon. Charles Keter.
The rehabilitation exercise being implemented under the _Adopt a Forest Initiative_ project, will see a total of 107 hectares of the forest covered with indigenous tress.
According to Tobiko, Londiani forest was chosen as part of the implementation of the Presidential directive which requires all government ministries and Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies to contribute towards increasing the country's forest cover to 10% by 2022.
In his address, the Governor thanked both the Ministry of Energy and that of Environment for the initiative noting that such efforts would boost Kericho's Forest cover which currently stands at 22.5%.
During the event, the Kenya Forest Service and Londiani Community Forest Association signed an agreement for joint management of the forest.