The African Church of the Holy Spirit popularly known as Akûrinû has kicked off their tree planting initiative to mark its 100th Anniversary.
With the initiative, the church whose mission is “Upholding our Heritage, Inspiring our Future” intends to plant one million indigenous trees in 100 days- between February 27, 2021 and June 8, 2021.
The church is marking the beginning of the 100 days at the Nairobi Arboretum.
Joined by Environment CS Keriako Tobiko, the church has already planted over 100 assorted indigenous tree seedlings.
According to the Ministry of Environment, the church intends to achieve the fete of planting one million trees through lined up activities such as adopting 20 forest blocks in 20 counties.
Also, the church will plant 100,000 fruit trees for economic empowerment and the establishment of over 100 tree nurseries for future planting activities.
The Akûrinû church members will also be trained on the need for environmental conservation and afforestation. The members will also ensure that they nurture the planted trees to maturity.
Deputy President William Ruto lauded the church for coming up with the noble project that looks into solving the elephant in the room- Climate change.