During the festivities commemorating this year’s World Bamboo Day held in Kanyonga, Kyeni South, Embu County, Forestry Principal Secretary, Mr. Gitonga Mugambi, made a significant announcement regarding the toll-free hotline for reporting illegal logging activities. Mr. Mugambi revealed that the hotline, established to combat illegal logging and charcoal burning, is now managed by a dedicated office within his department.
The toll-free hotline, accessible at ‘0800724570,’ has been established to encourage citizens to report illegal forest activities promptly.
Mr. Mugambi expressed the importance of this hotline in safeguarding the nation’s forests, stating that it demonstrates the government’s proactive stance against illegal logging. He assured the public that the hotline is professionally managed, and all reports will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.
The Forestry Principal Secretary emphasized the role of dedicated personnel in his department who will oversee the hotline’s operations, ensuring that reports of illegal logging are received, investigated, and addressed effectively.
This development reflects the government’s ongoing efforts to involve the public in the protection of the environment and natural resources. By providing a convenient and anonymous means for reporting illegal activities, citizens are encouraged to play an active role in preserving the country’s forests for future generations.
As World Bamboo Day celebrations continued, Mr. Mugambi encouraged all attendees and citizens at large to utilize the toll-free hotline responsibly and report any illegal logging or charcoal burning activities they encounter. By doing so, individuals can contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.