Friday, August 17, 2018

PS Sunkuli makes a point when he met officials of Upper Tana, Nairobi Water Fund in his office

The Principal Secretary for Environment and Forestry Mr. Charles Sunkuli has hailed the role of Public and Private sector Partnerships in initiating conservation programs in the country.

He singled out the cooperation between the Upper Tana and Nairobi Water Fund and the Ragia forest farming community in the Aberdare water tower whose conservation efforts have led to an increased tree cover.

The PS was speaking in his office when he received officials of the Tana and Nairobi water Fund who briefed him on the progress the organization had done since its inception in October 2016.

Upper Tana and Nairobi Water Fund works with the local community to conserve the water catchment area that serves Nairobi city and its environs. The officials were led by the Fund manager Mr. Antony Kariuki and a trustee Mr. Joshua Irungu

Mr. Kariuki revealed that Ndakaini Dam that reported low water levels recently, is now 88.7 % full, due to the conservation activities going on at the Abaderes region. The dam supplies Nairobi with water.

Mr. Irungu a renowned conservationist  is the former Governor of Laikipia.

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