Conserve Eburu Forest, Commissioner to residents

Residents bordering Eburu Forest in Gilgil Sub County have been urged to embrace conservation of the forest.
Speaking on phone on Thursday after holding a community sensitization Forum, Gilgil Assistant County Commissioner Catherine Wangui Njoroge stated that there was a need for the community to embrace conservation of the whole ecosystem that covers Gilgil and Naivasha sub-counties.
While noting the importance of the Forest in the area, the administrator called on the residents to embrace other sources of fuel such as making domestic charcoal using farm waste.
The ACC added that as administrators, they expect a good relationship between the Community Forest Association and other stakeholders.
“We hope there will be a continued good relationship between the Community Forest Association and the other stakeholders,” said the administrator.
ACC Catherine Wangui also commended the stakeholders for empowering youths through giving them an opportunity to act as tour guides in the forest.
During the Forum that brought together stakeholders from Kenya Forest Service, Rhino ark, administrators from Gilgil and Eburu Rafiki among other stakeholders, the community was sensitized on the importance of conservation of Eburru forest, review of the CFA (community forest association) management plan and sensitization on the wildlife Act 2013 on tourism.

Eburu Forest in Gilgil
Eburu Forest in Gilgil

Eburu Rafiki is the main financial supporter on the Eburru fence which shall be commissioned soon.
Eburu forest forms part of the catchment areas for Lakes Naivasha and Elementaita, with several ground springs. It is also the source of Ndabibi River and other small streams.

Martin Gichinga
Author: Martin Gichinga

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