The County Government of Kakamega is working closely with the National Government and other key partners to address the climate change crisis.
This was revealed by H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa, the Governor Kakamega County, during the 2023 Africa Climate Summit KICC on Monday.
According to the Governor, the County has put in place initiatives to address the challenges, such as distribution of subsidized, climate-resilient seeds, championing of drought-resistant crops, promotion of innovative irrigation as well as sustainable land management practices.
Reforestation and Conservation of Kakamega tropical rain forest and tackling water scarcity through water harvesting, storage, purification and supply are also some of the measures being used by the County; with the latter being in line with the Governor’s agenda on water connectivity dubbed “Water at the doorstep” that seeks to connect every homestead with clean and safe drinking water.
During the event, President William Ruto handed over the Financing Locally-Led Climate Action (FLLoCA) Programme Cheque to County Governments through the CounvoG Chair, H.E. Anne Waiguru.