World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2021

Administrator
Jun 23, 2021

World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2021


 


World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June.I is the United Nations' effort to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

This year’s World Environment day 2021 was celebrated in Garissa University in the presence of The Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko who was the chief guest, Garissa Governor, Ali Korane,Garissa Senator Abdulkadir Haji, Chief Administrative Secretaries, Ministry of Health Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, Environment and Forestry CAS Mohammed Elmi, NEMA Chairman John Konchellah, Director General, Mamo B. Mamo and other heads of different institutions both governmental and governmental.

The theme for this year's event was "Ecosystem Restoration '' and under the  slogan-Act Now, Restore Nature and Livelihoods. The celebration in Garissa  also marked the launch of the UN's decade of ecosystem restoration.

At the event 1000 trees were planted at Garissa University grounds, furthermore, the guests and the dignitaries also planted 148 trees to honour the lives of the students lost in the 2015 university attack.

Reading a speech on behalf of H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, CS Keriako Tobiko mentioned that the Government has been implementing a comprehensive programme to 'Reimagine'. Recreate and Restore' the ecosystem.

This year we  showcased the KUNO Project and the  success stories of  NIWFESS  in Garissa county. One of the main objectives of NIWFESS is to reverse the impact of climate change which made it relevant to the world environmental day of this year.

During the event Governor Ali Korane in his speech urged Garissa residents to be aware of the threat posed by the terrorist group Al Shabaab, he added  that the issues of environmental indignity posed by presence of refugees in the County should be addressed not only by the National government but also the County government.
 
Senator Abdulkadir Haji of Garissa county added that The gifts nature has endowed to us is priceless, we should  Restore our ecosystem, PS Environment and Forestry, Dr. Chris Kiptoo addressed that the ministry will provide 42.5 million seeds per County to champion achievement of 10 percent tree cover Nationally.
 
Garissa County Environmental Performance Index that signifies the status of environment in the County was launched at the event and the county leadership were urged to accelerate the process of  tree planting to achieve the 10% tree cover.
 
A build up of activities  like  public forum at the University grounds, cleanup of Garissa town alon, and tree planting at County High school and NEP Girls secondary school followed after the event.