CEC in charge of the Water and Environment, Mr. Jason Lagat presided over the opening of a sensitisation workshop for stakeholders ahead of a land restoration program for EMC.
The program is being implemented in conjunction with Restore Africa Program, Self Help Africa and World Vision.
The four day workshop that kicked off today is spearheaded by Restore Africa Organisation that focuses on planting over 4.1million exotic, indigenous and fruit trees in the next five years.
Mr. Lagat urged the stakeholders to leverage on the opportunity so as to learn on how best they can achieve the target and manage value addition from the production.
“By embracing the program, it will address food security, improve livelihoods through income generating activities and also address food nutrition trough fruit trees,” CeC Lagat expounded.
Nancy Kipkemoi, Self Help Africa Project Manager Elgeyo Marakwet, revealed that the workshop is intended to equip members with knowledge and requisite management skills to effectively and efficiently fast track the implementation of the program.
“We will formulate strategies on how to mobilize and sensitise farmers to plant the trees towards achieving the minimum threshold required,” she said.
County Commissioner Mr. John Korir also pledged for his office support in efforts to re-green the County.
“In here, our main aim is to unbundle the contents form each stakeholder, gain insights and comply with regulations,” added the County Commissioner.
During the opening, DCC Julias Maiyo, County Secretary Paul Chemmuttut, ACCs from 4 sub counties, Directors, Ward administrators, chiefs and other stakeholders were also present