Thursday, February 20, 2020
PS, SDENR and other staff members join   Parlimantary committee on delegated legislation in a group photo during  their retreat at Msa

PS, SDENR and other staff members join Parlimantary committee on delegated legislation in a group photo during their retreat at Msa

Members of Parliament, as people’s representatives, have been called upon to help in creating awareness on the economic benefits of electronic waste and waste tyres as they will contribute towards creating green jobs for the youth.

Addressing members of the Parliamentary select committee on delegated legislation during a briefing retreat on E-waste and waste tyres regulations at the Travelers beach hotel, Mombasa, the Principal Secretary in the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe noted that, burning of waste tyres has become a health hazard due to poor management and lack of a regulation. However, with the enactment of the waste tyres bill, the producer responsibility will be enhanced and complimented to create wealth, employment and reduce pollution to the environment.  Communities who have been re-using the old tyres for making shoes and other products will get value for their money.

The Principal Secretary reaffirmed that, the electronic waste regulations will provide a legal backing for the producers, create employment in the collection, transportation or in the treatment facilities and attract investments in the e-waste re-cycling sub sector.

The Parliamentary select committee was led by the vice chairman, Hon. Joseph Gitari. The Environment Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Alice Kaudia, Director, Policy  Formulation and Implementation Mr. Paul  Kere and NEMA Director General, Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu attended the meeting.

Dr. Richard Lesiyampe opening the Parliamentary committee's workshop at Travelers beach, Msa

Dr. Richard Lesiyampe opening the Parliamentary committee’s workshop at Travelers beach, Msa

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