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Dalbit marks twenty years of fuelling growth with tree planting drive



NANYUKI, Kenya May 23-Dalbit Petroleum Ltd has marked its 20-year anniversary by planting 1,000 trees at the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy as part of its environmental conservation efforts aimed at preserving the world’s first Mountain Bongo sanctuary.

The tree planting exercise was done in partnership with the local communities and employees as part of a tree-planting initiative that will contribute towards the Conservancy’s target of planting 5,000 indigenous tree species in 2022.

In Kenya, Dalbit has played a leading role in supporting the government’s efforts to combat climate change through forest and landscape restoration.

The government of Kenya currently has an objective to increase the country’s tree cover from 6.2 per cent to 10 per cent by 2030.

Speaking at the event, Timothy Skudi, CEO at Dalbit said: “We are delighted to mark 20 years of fuelling regional growth across East, Central and Southern Africa. We have been instrumental in providing total energy solutions that have supported African businesses to drive economic growth and higher living standards.”

Dalbit has been a lead benefactor of the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy initiative since 2013, which works to conserve critically endangered wildlife species in Nanyuki.

The company’s funding and support for the scheme has recently culminated in the release of five mountain bongos, one of Kenya’s most iconic species, at the Mawingu Mountain Bongo Sanctuary in March 2022. These critically endangered animals are endemic to Kenya’s Mountain Forests.

Skudi added that the tree planting initiative provides economic support to local communities, who sell seeds and saplings to the conservancy, and also provide paid labour for the exercise. In addition, involving local communities ensures sustainable action through local ownership.

The company has continued to supply fuel via road networks from depots for 20 years, ensuring energy access for customers in Kenya and across the Region. They have played a defining role in building up the energy infrastructure of frontier markets.

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Looking to the future, Dalbit will continue to invest in order to fuel progress across the region, whilst giving back to the communities.

Skudi stated a belief that traditional fuel storage and distribution will remain a vital part of any country’s energy network and looks forward to contributing to the national development of even more countries over the next 20 years.

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