Wednesday, September 30, 2020
PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, holding talks with the Nyanza Regional Commissioner, Mr. James Kianda, as PS, Fisheries and Blue Econony, Prof. Micheni Ntiba, listen keenly.

PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, holding talks with the Nyanza Regional Commissioner, Mr. James Kianda, as PS, Fisheries and Blue Econony, Prof. Micheni Ntiba, listen keenly.

Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Forestry Dr. Chris Kiptoo has said Kenya has maintained very high standards of fish produced in Lake Victoria.

The standards. confirmed by International players, were recorded despite perceptions made to the contrary by the Media, he noted. However the PS added that, the government was working to eliminate pollution of Lake Victoria through a Multi- agency team coordinated by NEMA and the Water Resources Authority. Other members include the Ministry of Interior, Kisumu County government, Kenya prisons, National youth service, Kenya Marine Fisheries Institute, Lake Victoria Basin Commission, among others.

Dr. Kiptoo, accompanied by Fisheries and Blue Economy PS Prof. Micheni Ntiba, was speaking when he visited Kisumu County to inspect the on-going anti-pollution activities in the lake. He also launched a ten day Rapid Results Initiative by the Multi Agency team to clean the lake.

He disclosed that, the Government had developed short, medium and Long term measures to conserve lake victoria in the wake of increased regional interests.

Ministry and County officials during the courtesy call by the PS to Nyanza Regional Commissioner.

Ministry and County officials during the courtesy call by the PS to Nyanza Regional Commissioner.

PS Dr. Kiptoo urged NEMA to work closely with all agencies to implement environmental laws to keep the lake free of pollution. He added that, the cleanup going on in lake victoria, would be replicated in all water bodies across the country.

The Nyanza Regional Commissioner Mr. James Kianda said the multi-agency anti-pollution team was working overtime to prepare Kisumu City for the beckoning economic opportunities in East and Central Africa region.

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