Climate change has become a global problem which has affected livelihoods necessitating urgent solutions to curb further changes like global warming. Kenya hosted the climate summit from 4th to 6th September which was led by the president H. E William Ruto which aimed to champion a positive, climate-compatible vision for Africa and with the pledge to plant 15billion trees and this therefore transcends to the county level.
Nandi county governor Stephen Sang has been championing the planting of trees among other measures to mitigate the climate change in Nandi which led to the enactment of the Nandi county Climate change Fund Act in July 2021. Today the governor together with Anglican Church Archbishop Dr Jackson Ole Sapit launched, dedicated, blessed and commissioned the climate change unit named Mazingira house which was funded by the county government of Nandi. The office will be coordinating the 30 ward climate change committees.
The governor thanked the Archbishop for gracing the event and dedicating the building. He asked the people of disaster prone areas to move to safer grounds owing to the ongoing heavy rains. The governor also directed that the partners be allowed do adopt forests as it will encourage healthy competition in planting of trees and conserving them.
Archbishop Dr Jackson Ole Sapit alluded to the symbiotic relationship between people and trees and how important it is to conserve the environment. He welcomed the governor’s directive in adopting of forests and pledged that the Green Anglican Movement will work hand in hand in this course. He also asked that people be encourage to keep bees.
Also present was the deputy governor Dr Yullita Cheruiyot, CECM lands, housing, water and natural resources Dr Philemon Buretti, Chief officer lands, housing, water and natural resources Jonah Biwott, Bishop Dr. Paul Korir, CECM finance and economic planning Hillary Serem, CECM Administration, public service and ICT Isiah Ketter, CECM sports, youth,gender and social welfare Rose Angira, Chief officer Education Kipchumba Cheruiyot and Chief officer sports, youth, gender and social welfare Beatrice Chemurgor among other guests.
The occasion was also marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the county government of Nandi and Tachasis water and Sanitation company limited dealing in water service provision to the people of Tachasis and will serve kamelil, kapseon, Ng’atipkong, kaplamaiywo, Tachasis, chelambut, kipyaor, chemamul, chepkemel, kipsiwo, Got-ne lel and kabolebo sub locations of Tindiret.