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14 Aug 2019, Gergana Bencheva, EMIS Editor

Kenya Forest Service earns KES 2.7bn from tree plantations

The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) earned a total of KES 2.7 billion from its tree plantations in the year ended in June 2018, Daily Nation Kenya reported referring to a report of the Auditor-General Edward Ouko. Also, those earnings were booked in a year in which the government imposed a total ban on logging.

Over the reported period, KFS spent a total of KES 124.3 million. As many as KES 67.7 million of the amount was used for seeds and seedlings and some KES 56.6 million for tree planting activities.

Kenya imposed a moratorium on logging in February 2016 because of a public outcry over illegal felling of trees. Since then, the cost of construction in the African country has become more expensive and timber and poles have become scarce, Daily Nation Kenya reported.

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Original source: Daily Nation Kenya