The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) joined the rest of the nation in a National Tree Planting Day set aside by the government to increase the forest cover across the country. NSSF was among other government agencies that took part in the tree-planting exercise.
In Nairobi, the tree-planting exercise by NSSF was led by Dr. Christopher Khisa (PhD), the PR and communications manager at NSSF who called on Kenyans to heed the call by the government and come out in large numbers to plant trees.
“Let us always remember that we need this earth more than it needs us. I would like to thank the management of NSSF for making this possible. NSSF is not just about savings, it is also about empowering people and making the world a better place,” he said.
Dr. Khisa, holding a spade, leading other NSSF staff to plant trees in Nairobi.
Currently, according to NEMA, Kenya has a forest cover of 7.4%, 3.6% short of the constitutionally accepted 10% forest cover. The decreasing forest cover is aggravated by an abated environmental destruction of trees for charcoal burning.
In Mombasa, the exercise was led by the NSSF Branch Manager, Ms. Ibtisam Mohamed, who led the Tree Planting session at Mbaraki Girls Primary School.
The NSSF Mombasa team is taking part in the National Tree-Planting Day.
n Vihiga, NSSF Branch Manager, Ms. Esther Kemei, led the tree planting session, resulting in the planting of over 1000 trees in Kibiri Forest. The NSSF Wajir office, led by the Branch Manager Abdirahman N Abdille, conducted tree planting sessions today at Catholic Primary School, Got Ade Primary School, and Wajir Girls Primary.