Institutions of research and higher learning have been asked to incorporate environmental education in their curricula as a way of equiping learners with knowledge on the same.

Speaking at Amalemba grounds in Lurambi Sub-County during the World Environment Day commemoration, the Chief Officer for Environment, Natural Resources and Climate change Mr Justin Mutobera challenged the institutions to innovate alternative packaging materials to replace plastic bags which he termed a menace to the environment in line with this year’s theme; “Solutions to plastic pollution”

The CO said the County is implementing the National Government’s ban on plastic bags and reminded residents to be cognisant of other environmental risks as well.

His counterpart at the Water docket Ms Jessica Wesonga on her part said environmental degradation endangers water sources further hindering the supply of clean and safe drinking water as envisioned by H.E FCPA Governor Fernandes Barasa’s Sanitation agenda in his manifesto.

The event was also attended by NEMA Regional Director Mr Antony Saisi and the County Director for Environment Mr John Maniafu among other Officers from both levels of Government.