Kakamega Deputy Governor H.E Ayub Savula received a delegation from Christian Aid Kenya led by the Country Director Ms Janet Ngombalu at the County Headquarters on Friday.
The Deputy Governor expressed the County Government’s willingness to collaborate with Christian Aid and other partners in climate change, health and nutrition to improve the lives of residents.
Later on the Christian Aid team joined other County Government Officers led by the CECM for Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate change Dr Mariam Barasa for the launch of Kakamega Climate Change Information Services Plan with an aim of supporting residents to anticipate and manage the risks of a changing and variable climate.
While delivering H.E FCPA Governor Fernandes Barasa’s speech during the launch held at Golf Hotel Kakamega, the CECM noted that the key economic sectors such as Agriculture are dependent on climate change making them highly affected by adverse effects of climate change. .
Dr Barasa said the Government is committed to disseminate relevant information on climate change to residents for wise decision making especially in the farming sector with an aim of enhancing food security and creating wealth in the County as spelt out in Governor Barasa’s manifesto.
Ms. Ngombalu commended the County Government for leveraging on various climate financed mechanisms that enhance access to the systems such as the two automated Agro meteorological weather stations in Likuyani and Matungu Sub-Counties.
Chief Officer for Environment and Climate Change Mr. Justin Mutobera and his counterpart at the Water docket Ms. Jessica Wesonga were also present.