The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) was again delighted to receive 15 vehicles funded by Miti Mingi Maisha Bora programme (MMMB), a joint initiative by the Kenya and Finnish Governments. The flagging off took place on 26th July at the headquarters amid singing and dancing by the KFS choir. The five year MMMB programme brings together the main players in the forestry sector management in Kenya including the KFS, Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, Kenya Forestry College and Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).
It also focuses on forest sector policy development and coordination processes, implementation of KFS institution change process, management utilization of gazzeted forest reserves and improved livelihood in arid and semi arid lands through sustainable production and trade in bio-energy and other forest products.
Speaking at the flagging off ceremony the Finnish deputy ambassador to Kenya Ms Emilia Vernveen the MMMB programme will continue to support forest sector reforms in the kenya noting that the programme was now focusing on improving the value chain of forest products.
The KFS Director Mr. David Mbugua thanked the Finnish Government for their continued support and partnership with KFS saying that the vehicles which are worth Ksh 2.5 million each will go a long way in improving service delivery to the people.
|The new vehicles drive out of Karura to their new stations in the field offices|
|The Deputy Ambassador of Finland to Kenya H. E Emilia Vernveen enjoys a feel of the new vehicles before she flagged them off|
|The Deputy Ambassador of Finland to Kenya H.E Emilia Vernveen and the KFS Director Mr. David Mbugua jointly flag off the new vehicles|
Story by Caroline Kahuria and pictures by Mike Muratha