Monday, 19 Aug 2019

Varsity students and management plant trees to green MMU

Multimedia University of Kenya student leadership in partnership with Kijani Kibichi and Self Love International organized a tree planting exercise within the campus not only to increase tree cover in the institution but also to compliment the government’s effort of conserving and preserving the environment by increasing the forest cover from current 7 percent to 15 percent by 2022.

Speaking at MMU during the tree planting exercise Co-Founder Kijani Kibichi Mark Wandera urged the students to take advantage of the ongoing rains to plant more trees saying that the country’s forest cover percentage is still very low, exposing the nation to occasional risks of drought.

He however thanked MMU for partnering with them saying that the partnership will go a long way in creating solutions that will contribute towards the overall greening of the nation.
 
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In his remarks, MUKSA Chairperson Bob Shikuku said that that taking care of the environment is a collective responsibility adding that the student leadership will continue to work together with the university management to ensure the students and the whole MMU community enjoy clean and greener environment.
 
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The event was also graced by Registrar Administration Mr. Cornelius Mutangili who thanked the students, Kijani Kibichi and Self Love International for their initiative saying that the university is ready to partner with other organizations in greening the environment.
 
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Kijani Kibichi is a NGO that deals with environmental conservation while Self Love International is a movement that encourages youths to love and care for themselves.