Wednesday, May 12, 2021

119482906_2606037379706416_5281183231950608388_oMinistry of Environment and Forestry Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Hon. Mohammed Elmi has called for a coordinated and related approach between the national and county governments in the implementation of government programmes and projects. At the same time, the CAS appealed to officer’s representing Semi-Autonomous State Agencies (SAGAs) that are in the Ministry, to hold regular joint planning meetings to ensure the Ministry’s strategic objectives are achieved.

Speaking during an inspection visit to NEMA, KFS and KMD offices in Mombasa County, while on routine monitoring and evaluation of Ministry’s projects, he called on the officers to ensure the ministry implements its priority areas of achievement of the 10% national tree cover, ensuring a clean environment, solid waste management and provision of accurate weather prediction data.

CAS Hon. Elmi was accompanied by the Secretary Administration Joe Kitili and Senior Chief Finance Officer, Joseph Mutuma, among other Ministry officials.

The CAS, who earlier on held talks with the Mombasa County Commissioner, Mr. Gilbert Kitiyo, and the Msa County Minister for Environment Waste Management and Energy, Dr Godfrey Nato . He noted that the Ministry contributed in the rehabilitation of the Kibarani dump site and the induction of the County Environment Committee members through the support of the UPOPs project.

Other issues that were discussed touched on the circular economy, waste recycling and the possibility of engaging the Kazi mtaani youth programme in tree planting activities.

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