Sunday, December 17, 2017
CS, Prof. Judi Wakungu flanked by PS, Environment, Mr. Sunkuli, Chair of NEMA board Mr. Konchella and Safaricom's Regional Sales Dir, Mr. Okeyo, during the launch of Safcoms eco-friendly bags at Midland,

CS, Prof. Judi Wakungu flanked by PS, Environment, Mr. Sunkuli, Chair of NEMA board Mr. Konchella and Safaricom’s Regional Sales Dir, Mr. Okeyo, during the launch of Safcoms eco-friendly bags at Midland,

Corporates and manufactures have been urged to come up with environment-friendly materials such as sisal, bamboo and hyacinth, in a bid to assist the government in fighting the plastic menace in the country.

Speaking during the launch of Safaricom’s eco-friendly re-usable bags at the Midland hotel in Nakuru, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu noted that, the launch of the re-usable bags was in line with the commitment to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12, which calls for responsible consumption and production.

Noting that the Government will enforce the plastic paper bag ban from August 27th, 2017, Prof.  Wakhungu urged more companies to invest in the production of alternative bags because protecting the environment was not solely the role of the government.

CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu being received at Midand hotel, Nkr, by Mr & Miss Env., Nkr County, as DG NEMA and Mr. Okeyo from Safaricom looks on.

CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu being received at Midand hotel, Nkr, by Mr & Miss Env., Nkr County, as DG NEMA and Mr. Okeyo from Safaricom looks on.

Speaking at the same event, the Principal Secretary in the State Department of Environment, Mr. Charles Sunkuli noted that, by phasing out plastic carrier bags, we reaffirm the government’s commitment of managing environmental impacts and ensuring a clean environment for all.

The Director General, NEMA Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu and Safaricom’s Regional sales and operations director, Mr. Steve Okeyo, attended the function.

Principal Secretary, Environment,  Mr. Charles Sunkuli addressing guests during the launch of Safaricom's   eco-friendly carrier bags at the Midland hotel, Nakuru

Principal Secretary, Environment, Mr. Charles Sunkuli addressing guests during the launch of Safaricom’s eco-friendly carrier bags at the Midland hotel, Nakuru

 

CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu addressing  guests at the Midaland Hotel, Nakuru, during the launch of Safaricom's  eco-friendly carrier bags.

CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu addressing guests at the Midaland Hotel, Nakuru, during the launch of Safaricom’s eco-friendly carrier bags.

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