Sustainability is Key in Climate Change Matters -Governor Bii

Uasin Gishu Governor, Jonathan Bii together and Deputy Governor Eng John Barorot on Monday hosted a team from the National Treasury and Economic Planning.

The project implementation unit is in the county to follow-up on the progress of the Participatory Climate Risk Assessment (PCRA) process and the county preparedness for Financing Locally Led Climate Action (FLLoCA) program.

Speaking while hosting the team, Governor Bii reiterated his administration’s efforts in heeding President William Ruto’s call to plant 15 billion trees by 2032 to combat the effects of Climate Change.

The County Boss pledged to work with the team especially in desilting dams to increase the capacity of the dams to ensure enough supply of water to the residents into the dry seasons.

On his part, the Deputy Governor appreciated the impact of advocacy on climate change noting that it is time for action to be taken for the residents to feel the tangible results of the program.

“We are committed to working with you to see matters of climate change are addressed in our county,” added Eng Martha Cheruto, the CECM for Trade and Industrialization.

The Chief Officer of Environment Ms. Mary Kerich added that the PCRA process will cascade all the climate change issues to the ward level.

“We are on course with this process and working on meeting all the requirements needed to qualify for this grant.

According to the team leader Mr. Molu Huqa, the environment Specialist from the National Treasury, they are very keen on the PCRA process and bank more on the support of the Country for it to succeed.

The FLLoCA seeks to deliver locally-led climate resilience actions and strengthening county and national governments capacity to manage climate risk with the long-term aim of increasing local-level resilience to climate change and other hazards.

Also present in the meeting were the CECM Finance Micah Rogony, CO Finance Eliud Chemaget, Chief of Staff Nicholas Chepkwony, Director Environment Dr. Charles Nyabayo, Deputy Director Environment Philip Lagat, and Environment Officers.

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