Climate Action: Eldowas plants 1,000 trees at Moi Girls Eldoret

The Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited (Eldowas) has affirmed its commitment to continue planting trees so as to advance its climate action activities themed ‘Connecting Minds, Securing the Planet’.

Led by its Managing Director Peter Biwott, the company on Saturday, June 25, 2022 had the sixth session of tree planting and growing program.

The initiative started in May 2022.

During the event, Eldowas officials joined the Moi Girls High School Eldoret teachers, parents representatives, and BOM members in planting 1,000 trees.

Eldowas MD during tree planting excercise at Moi Girls Eldoret on June 25, 2022.

Our tree growing programme will continue until the end of 2022 raining season,” Biwott said.

He also noted that as a company, they will continue engaging with likeminded Kenyans including youth, women, business community, churches, tree nurseries owners, among others within Eldoret Municipality, Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet Counties so as safeguard water catchment areas.

The Eldowas MD said that due to climate change and human activities in the region’s watershed, the company is currently supplying 43 million liters of water below a demand of 60 million per day to residents in Eldoret town.

We strongly believe that by running the talk, we should be able to enhance water and sanitation access in our hometown,” noted Biwott.

Eldowas MD with Moi Girls High School Eldoret students during the tree planting excercise.

Eldowas is targeting at ensuring the realization of Vision 2030 and UN agenda 2030 aspiration of universal coverage on water and sanitation, climate action, restoration of water catchment areas, water security, elimination of hunger, sustainable cities and communities and foster partnerships for development.

We urge more partners to join us in our quest to contribute to sustainable urbanization of our hometown,” said the MD, in a statement.

The company has lined up a number of tree planting activities from July to August, with emphasis on Eldoret Water Catchment areas in Kaptagat, Chebara, Kapyego and Cherangany hills.

So far we planted over 7,000 trees. Yes Together we can,” said Biwott.

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