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NGPU 17/03/2021

Policy to guide County on greenspaces engagements

A team led by the Chief Officer for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr Kiogora Murithi, has attended an inception workshop for the “Mau Restoration Project” at the Green Belt Movement Centre in Lang’ata.

The project; developed by the Green Belt Movement in collaboration with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) seeks to restore the degraded Dundori, Nandi North and North Tinderet forests. This will be done through proper landscape management, a watershed-based reforestation approach and good governance.

The project will also restore biodiversity, improve water quality and quantity and improve the livelihoods of neighbouring communities.

Speaking during the workshop, the C.O, Mr Kiogora Murithi revealed that the County Government of Nakuru is developing a County Forest Management and Tree Growing Bill and Policy that will give a legal framework of county engagement in greenspaces.

“We will also be putting up a statue in Nyayo Park to commemorate the late Wangari Maathai for her tremendous work in conserving the environment,” he further disclosed.

Mr Kiogora was accompanied by the Nandi: CECM for Agriculture and Cooperative Development, Dr Kiplimo Araap Lagat and the CECM for Lands, Environment, Natural Resources and Sanitation, Dr Philemon Buret.

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