Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The PS, Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed, stressing a point during the courtesy call by the World Bank’s Helene Rex, as Mr. Ben Miranga from World Bank and Ms. Agnes Yobterik listen keenly.

The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed, has expressed the Kenya Government’s appreciation to the World Bank, for granting the Project Preparatory Advance, to enable the Ministry to start preparing for the Lake Victoria Management Project III(LVEMP-III).

Speaking in his office, when he received the World Bank Program leader for Infrastructure and Sustainable Development Ms. Hellene Carson Rex, Dr. Mohamed observed that, the revitalization of the Kisumu port will spur economic growth in the East African region, noting that, the Kenya Government had taken key environmental measures of handling ship waste by having a sewer line constructed along the Lake Victoria shores. The PS further lauded the World Bank for supporting Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC’s) through the Climate change Directorate.

Speaking during the same function, Ms. Hellene Carson Rex noted that, the World Bank was committed to support the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Program phase III, observing that, LVEMP III will be more ambitious in addressing key economic issues in the entire Lake Victoria basin, which is a shared resource.

Present during the courtesy call were the World Bank specialist on Environment and Natural Resources Mr. Ben Miranga and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Director of Programs, Projects and Strategic Initiatives Ms. Agnes Yobteric among others.

Memorable_- The PS in a memorable group photo with the World Bank group team and other officials from the Ministry after the courtesy call.

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