Garissa County to host World Environment Day – Kenya News Agency
Garissa County government officials today led residents to clean the streets of the town as part of activities marking this year’s World Environment Day, set for Saturday, June 5.e, 2021.
The exercise was organized by the County Environmental Department, bringing together national and county government staff, students and staff from partner organizations. The group swept and collected trash along the busy Kismayu road and the main market.
Speaking after the exercise, County Secretary Abdi Sheikh called on all residents, businesses and corporate organizations to come together to take environmental conservation measures and make Garissa town clean.
Sheikh said ridding the city of dirt is the first step towards progress, as a clean environment promotes good health and is a catalyst for attracting more investment. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is “Restoring ecosystems and focusing on resetting our relationship with nature”.
It will also mark the official launch of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030). The Decade will also be the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals.
Environmentalists have noted, however, that to achieve restoration on the scale required, incentives and financial investments must be made to change the way lands and oceans are used in research and education and to inspire a movement. of people, businesses and governments by celebrating successes.
In recent weeks, senior government officials have joined thousands of Kenyans to plant millions of trees across the country.
By Erick Kyalo