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Banking on church to fight climate change

 The Anglican Church of Kenya, Embu diocese in partnership with the Equity bank has today planted 50,000 trees in Kiangima area Embu North in a move to conserve the environment.


Embu Diocese ACK Bishop David Muriithi prays for trees donated by Equity Bank before planting. Photo/BRIAN MUSYOKA

The exercise took place after the church service that was presided by David Muriithi, the diocesan Bishop.

The trees that were planted in schools and government institutions will compliment of efforts by the government to achieve the 10 per cent forest cover.

Eugene Busolo the Mayfair bank branch business growth and development manager said that the trees were donated to the diocese by the bank in order to benefit the locals through bettering environment.

He said Equity is committed to plant 35 million trees globally.

"We are aggressively involved in tree planting and we are reaching out to church school and other institutions to meet our target," he said.

Mr Busolo said the Bank was encouraging the use of alternative clean energy away from the traditional wood fuel to protect forests.

He at the same time encouraged locals to ensure they be in the forefront in matters planting trees in order to address the challenges of desertification.

"We want to encourage the locals to ensure they plant as many trees as possible. This is what will make us address the challenges we face related to climatic change," said Busolo.


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