Jambojet has partnered with Big Ship, a Community Based Organisation in mangrove ecosystem restoration through the adopt-a-site programme in Ganahola, Jomvu Sub-County.
Jambo jet Chief Executive Officer Karanja Ndegwa said that they have planted 3000 mangrove seedlings at their adopted site.
Ndegwa revealed environment conservation is their major activity in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) calendar of events in a bid to achieve carbon neutrality through the planting of trees.
The CEO said Jambo Jet aims to plant two million trees to augment the government plan to plant 15 billion trees by 2032 to mitigate the effects of climate change.
“We have planted more than 100,000 trees in most parts of Nairobi and the Rift Valley region through our partners in forests conservation. Now in Mombasa, we have partnered with Big Ship CBO. We have adopted one hectare and we promise to take more as we move on,” said the Jambo Jet CEO.
Mombasa County Chief Executive Officer for Environment Amir Ghalib said the governor has directed planting of 5 billion trees by 2032 and assured organizations involved in environmental conservation initiatives of the County Government’s support.
Since its inception in 2010, the CBO that also focuses on community empowerment and solid waste management has restored more than 15 acres of mangrove zones along Tudor creek.
The Director of Big Ship CBO Bosco John Juma says the organization has targeted to plant two million trees by 2026 adding already they have planted over 250,000 trees which cover about 15 hectares of mangrove.
Mangrove trees, Juma divulged, absorb carbon ten times more than any other tree in the universe hence reducing the carbon emissions in the environment.
He also disclosed that the mangrove is the lifeline of the community given that it is a fish breeding area.
By Michael Maluta