Monday, June 14, 2010

Second Round Misitu Golf Challenge Takes Place In Thika

Senior Deputy Director presents the winner Ms. Betty Gakuo the winner prize
Mr. Mugo makes his presentation during the prize giving ceremony at Thika 
Mr.Kanyi (Tree Biotechnology Trust) makes a presentation

TreeBiotechnology Display at Thika 

Golfers at the event 

Ms. Betty Gakuo was the winner of the Misitu Golf Challenge (MGC) second qualifying round that was held on Saturday 12th June in Thika Golf Club. The event featured more than 100 golfers drawn from Thika, Ruiru and Makuyu clubs who came together in support of forest conservation initiative. 

Sponsored by the Kenya Forest Service and managed by Golf and Beyond Limited, the MGC initiative aims to sensitise golfers on tree planting and sustainable forest conservation. Recognizing that most golfers are opinion leaders and decision makers in key organizations, KFS decided to reach out to this key stakeholder amongst others with a message on environmental conservation and commercial forestry. It is hoped through their influence more trees will be planted both for conservation and commercial forestry purposes.

During the prize-giving ceremony, Senior Deputy Director Mr. Emilio Mugo made a well received presentation on the functions of KFS, the need for tree planting on private land to attain 10% forest cover.  Also in attendance was Mr. Benson Kanyi of Tree Biotechnology Trust who was also invited to display during the event and create awareness on commercial forestry.

Report by Charles Ngunjiri 

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