I wish to welcome readers to our Ministry’s website. Through mutual exchange of information with stakeholders and the public, better understanding of the role and mandate of our Ministry will be realized.
As stated in our vision statement, we recognize that our duty as a Government Ministry is “to be the leader in sustainable management of the environment and natural resources for national development”
Ali D. Mohamed, CBS , Permanent Secretary
The Ministry has also published its service charter and member of the public are encouraged to read the charter. The charter sets out how we provide services and how our services can be accessed.The mandate of the Ministry is broad and challenging and includes; to protect, conserve and sustainably manage the environment and natural resources in the country. Sustainable Management of the Environment and Natural Resources is linked to the improvement in the economic and social conditions of Kenyans hence the objective of achieving equity, ecological sustainability and economic growth. During the period 2008 – 2012 for example, the Government has projected economic growth of an average rate of 10%. This growth will be dependent on agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and the energy sector, which heavily rely on use of natural resources and the Environment.
Environment and Natural Resources Management issues are multi sectoral in nature and require positive interactions with both national and international partners. The Ministry will, therefore, endeavour to liaise with and involve all stakeholders in the implementation of the strategic plan.
Similarly, and in liaison with other sectors, appropriate reforms mainly targeting Institutional, policy and legal frame works will be developed and implemented towards environmental conservation and management of natural resources.
On behalf of my Ministry I welcome contribution, comments and views from our readers for improvement in service delivery.