Trans Nzoia Residents to benefit from climate change mitigation project

Trans Nzoia residents will benefit from an allocation of more than sh.200 Million on climate change mitigation programs in all 25 wards.

In 2023-2024 financial year,the World Bank in collaboration with County government of Trans Nzoia is expected to atleast inject 200 Million to the project.

The law provides that the county government allocates 2% of it’s development budget to the climate change mitigation programs ,Trans Nzoia director for environment Godfrey Wekesa has said.

Wekesa spoke during the conclusion of a two day workshop that trained nine ward climate change committees in Kitale.

The committees come from Tuwan,Matisi,Bidii,Kapomboi,Chepchoina,Matumbei,Endebess and Keiyo.

Each committee comprises of ten members with ward administrators being ex-officio members.

After training,the committees will seek the approval of ward residents basing on needs in their area,write proposals and forward them to county climate change planning committee for consideration.

The facilitation of the training was led by Wekesa,Environment administration director Sarah Kogo and Yona Okusa.

Present ward administrators who led the committees were Violet Walunywa (Tuwan),Martin Wanjala(Matisi),Hellen Wafula(Bidii),Robert Khisa(Kapomboi),Philip Onyango(Chepchoina),Florence Adisa(Matumbei),Denis Nyukuri (Endebess) and Sila Rono from Keiyo.

“We are committed to ensuring that we improve the livelihoods of our people through this essential program which we expect that will be fully funded”said Godfrey Wekesa.

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