World Wetlands Day: The Theme for this Year is Wetlands and Human Wellbeing.

Prof. Julius Tanui, the CEO joined the CS for Environment, Climate Change and Forestry Hon. Soipan Tuya at Lake Narasha (Tomboroa Dam), Uasin Gishu County for the World Wetlands Day Celebrations. The CS was accompanied by PS Eng. Festus Ngeno, Environment and Climate Change. World Wetlands Day is an annual event set aside by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It is celebrated on the 2nd of February each year and usually carries different themes. The theme for this year is Wetlands and Human Wellbeing. The Ramsar Convention was ratified in 1975 and brought nations together in recognizing wetlands as crucial ecosystems that contribute to our social well-being. Lake Narasha has been an important source of water to the local communities and is a major contributor to the waters of Lake Victoria. Wetlands form a crucial section in the 10-year National Landscapes and Ecosystems Restoration Strategy, the anchor blueprint for the Government’s flagship 15bn National Tree Growing Programme. This is part of Kenya Kwanza’s Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA). Restoration of wetlands is a priority for the Government because of their immense ecological benefits that include acting as oases of livelihoods for communities and drivers of Kenya’s socioeconomic transformation.The event was attended by Uasin Gishu Governor Dr. Jonathan Bii (Koti Moja). Also present were area MP Hon. Julius Rutto (Kesses Constituency) and neighboring Eldama Ravine Constituency MP Hon. Musa Sirma as well as members of the National Assembly Committee on Environment, Forestry and Mining.

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