Kenya Forest Service held the annual Prof .Musangi Golf tournament on 27th August, 2011 at Kitale Club. The event that was dubbed ‘plant a tree golf challenge’ had an impressive number of golfers which included dignitaries like Hon. Dr Mukhisa Kituyi.
Present to support the KFS Chairman on this initiative was the Director KFS Mr. D.K Mbugua, Board Members Mrs. Fatuma Sichale, Maj. (Rtd) Daniel Ing’ollan and Mr. Joseph Mang’ira. Also present was the Principal of Kenya Forestry College Prof Ogweno, the area Zonal Manager Mr. E. Wahome, Assistant Director Mr. Owino Ochiel and acting Head of Corporate Communications Department Mr. Charles Ngunjiri.
Speaking at the event, KFS Chairman Prof. Musangi said that it was a pleasure to preside over the Musangi Cup and reiterated the importance of forests in climate change where forests absorb Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere. He congratulated the members for coming up in large numbers to participate in the tournament.
Speaking at the prize giving ceremony to award the winners of the day, The Director echoed the Chairman’s sentiments and encouraged everyone to get involved and partner with KFS to attain a 10% forest cover.
A tree planting exercise was then held in the golf course where the KFS Board members, the Director and other members of the club planted trees.
The captain Mr. C. Yano thanked Prof. Musangi and KFS team for supporting the tournament and promised to mobilize his fellow golfers to tree planting activities on the golf course saying he was looking forward to staging another event come next year.
|The KFS Board Chairman Prof. Richard Musangi plants a tree at the Kitale Golf Club|
|The Chairman presents the winning prize to the winner of the day|
|The Director KFS Mr. David Mbugua participates in the tournament|
Story by Lydia Ogada, pictures by Michael Muratha