Government announces 13th November as tree planting holiday.

The government through the Ministry of Internal Security has declared Monday November 13 as a tree planting holiday across the country.

This announcement was published in the official government newspaper of the minister Professor Kithure Kindiki who said it is good for Kenya to make good use of the opportunity of the El Nino monsoon rains to plant trees as one way to achieve the resolution of the government of Kenya Kwanza.

In a government gazette notice of November 6, Prof Kindiki said President William Ruto will lead the country in the exercise of planting trees in line with his administration’s ambitious plan to grow 10 billion trees by 2032.

”In exercise of the authority given by section 3 of the Public Holiday Act, the Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers of Interior and National Administration announces Monday, November 13, 2023, a public holiday in which the public will participate in the planting of trees throughout the country,” it reads information in part.

“This exercise is part of the Environment and Environment Restoration Program in Kenya – Towards the Development of fifteen (15) billion trees. There will be a special National tree planting forum to be led by the Honorable (Dr.) William Samoei Ruto.”

The tree planting exercise will also be highlighted in 47 counties managed by Ministers and Governors, where all Kenyans and the general public will be expected to participate.

The action to declare November 13 as a public holiday follows the decision of the Council of Ministers sitting in Mombasa on Friday, November 3, 2023 regarding the need to save the country from the negative effects of Climate Change.

Meanwhile, the national exams scheduled for that day will continue as usual.

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