Solar powered phone launched in Kenya
Just 3 percent of land in the agriculture-based eastAfrican economy is covered by forests that are protected by theauthorities, compared with a government target of 10 percent. Thescheme will cost about 20 billion US dollars and would kick-off theproject by planting trees along rivers. The cost of the tree plantingproject is nearly twice the government’s annual spending, which will beabout 11 billion US dollars in fiscal 2009/10. The impact of forestdestruction is being felt by Kenyans, with rivers drying up andhydro-electric power generation, farm production and tourism allsuffering as a result.
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