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Kitui County Climate Smart Approach Projects DG Kanani Points Out

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By Hopkin Digital Team

Kitui County Government will proactively undertake environmental reclamation initiatives in a bid to roll back the adverse climate change effects that have gripped the devolved unit, Deputy Governor Augustine Kanani has said.The Deputy Governor said that unbridled destruction of Kitui’s forest cover has led to erratic rain patterns in the county and consequently left residents grappling with perennial water problems and food insecurity.

“The global climate change crisis is a harsh reality that we have to confront. We must heed Governor Dr. Julius Malombe’s clarion call to restore the county forest cover through ambitious tree planting drive,” he pointed out.

DG Kanani assured Kitui people of the county administration’s support through provision of tree seedlings as part of its elaborate environmental conservation and food security plan.He was speaking during a County Steering Group (CSG) debrief meeting on the Short Rains Food and Nutrition Security Assessment (SRA) 2022 at Kitui Multi-purpose Hall in Kitui Town.

The Deputy Governor co-chaired the meeting with Kitui Central Deputy County Commissioner Dorcas Rono.The meeting, which was spearheaded by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), reviewed and approved the 2022 SRA report for Kitui County.The meeting was a culmination of a nationwide SRA 2022 exercise which has been ongoing in all the 47 counties since January 16, 2023.The Final Draft County Report is set to be submitted to Kenya Food Security Steering Group on January 28, 2023 for subsequent adoption.

DG Kanani was accompanied by Agriculture and Water CECM Emmanuel Kisangau, County Director for Special Programmes Redempta Matiti, and Deputy Directors for Water and Agriculture Kennedy Mutati and Francis Kitoo respectively, among other County officers. The debrief meeting brought together representatives from the Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE), National Council for Persons with Disabilities, Kenya Wildlife Service, Caritas – Kitui, UNICEF, FAO, WFP, Welthungerhilfe, USAID’s Resilience Learning Activity and Save the Children/Advancing Nutrition Project.

Others included officials of SASOL Foundation, Kenya Red Cross Society, Eastern Community Development Program, Anglican Development Services Eastern (ADS-E), World Vision International, Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), AMREF and TWENDE/ REPLAP.

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