Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Kitui County Minister for Environment, Energy & Mineral Investments Development, Hon. George Mulatya, flanked by other officials opening the  workshop.

The Kitui County Minister for Environment, Energy & Mineral Investments Development, Hon. George Mulatya, flanked by other officials opening the workshop.

The County Government of Kitui has created a climate adaptation fund to address issues of solar and other renewable sources of energy in order to turn to green energy. Speaking during the official opening of Kitui Stakeholders Workshop on Climate Change Policy and Bill at the Parkside Hotel, in Kitui, the Kitui County Minister for Environment, Energy and Mineral investments Development, Hon. George Mulatya said that all the sectors within the county government including Ministries and programmes will have to mainstream climate change in all their activities.

Reiterating   his government support to the climate change bill process, Hon. Mulatya noted that, to date, the county has planted over 100,000 tree seedlings. He identified temperature increases and reduced food   production as major climate change impacts in the county and called on his people to think globally and act locally.

The workshop, which drew representatives from the entire Kitui County, was also addressed by Mr. Stephen King’uyu , who represented the Principal Secretary in the Ministry Mr. Richard Lesiyampe, Ms. Fatuma Hussein, the Director of Climate Change in the Ministry and Mr. John Kioli, the chairman of the Kenya Climate Change Working GroupWorkshop participants from Kitui County  pose  for a group photo after the official opening.

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The Director of Programmes in the Ministry, Agnes Yobterik addressing the delegates to the EAC meeting

The Director of Programmes in the Ministry, Agnes Yobterik addressing the delegates to the EAC meeting

Kenya takes cognizance of the fact that, the Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PRREPARED), is in line with the country’s development agenda as it aims at mainstreaming integrated, multi-sectoral, evidence based, climate-resilient development planning and program implementation.

Addressing the 1st Joint Regional Policy Steering Committee for PREPARED at the Seasons hotel, Narok, the Director of Programmes, Projects and Strategic Initiatives in the Ministry of Env. Water & Natural Resources, Mrs. Agnes Yobterik noted that, the PREPARED Programme is an up scaled initiative meant to build on the achievements of the Trans boundary Water for Biodiversity and Human Health Project in the Mara River Basin, noting that, the challenges of climate change are already being felt and it is therefore important to prepare our communities to be resilient.

The joint meeting, which is to consider components being implemented by the Lake Victoria Basin Commission and the East Africa Community Secretariat and that is being attended by delegates from Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and the host country, Kenya, was opened by the Governor of Narok County, H.E. Hon. Tunai.

Opening the meeting, Hon. Tunai noted that, Narok County forms a significant land scape in the Mara River Basin and is home to the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve. The Governor that, though the landscape is highly potential for agricultural production, it is faced with challenges of resource degradation arising from demographic pressures and climate related aspects.

The delegates to the EAC meeting join Narok Governor for a memorable photo after the official opening.

The delegates to the EAC meeting join Narok Governor for a memorable photo after the official opening.

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PS, Dr. Lesiyampe addressing the Parliamentarians during the sensitization workshop at the Flamigo beach hotel, Msa

PS, Dr. Lesiyampe addressing the Parliamentarians during the sensitization workshop at the Flamigo beach hotel, Msa

The Principal Secretary in the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources Dr. Richard Lesiyampe, has said that, Kenya has taken a deliberate measure to secure the Country’s development against the risks and impacts of climate change and is on track to achieve the constitutional requirement of achieving and marinating a tree cover of at least 10 percent.

Speaking during a sensitization workshop for members of the Parliamentary committee on Environment and Natural Resources on the new climate change law and bill at the Flamigo Beach and Resort hotel in Mombasa, Dr. Lesiyampe said that, the National Climate Change Action Plan forms the basis for the Country’s transition to a low carbon resilience development through clear priority actions aimed at building resilience of communities, the economy and the environment, while at the same time enabling the country to remain a low emitter.

Dr. Lesiyampe said the draft Climate Change Bill aims to facilitate effective climate change response by all actors and is expected to position the country effectively to harness emerging opportunities on climate change.

The workshop was also addressed by   Hon. Amina Abdulla, Chair of the National Assembly committee on Environment and Natural Resources amongst others.

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