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TURKANA COUNTY IS JOINING CLIMATE CHANGE AGREEMENT

 

PRESS STATEMENT

The Governor of Turkana County, HE Josphat Nanok, has today held a meeting with representatives from the National Council of Churches of Kenya, North Rift Economic Bloc (NOREB), Department of International Development (DfID) and Dan Church Aid to discuss implementation of climate change interventions.

The meeting reflected on the scripture recorded in Revelation 11: 18

The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great – and for destroying those who destroy the earth.

The participants were reminded that God does not like or support people who destroy the earth. Each person has a responsibility to take action to reverse climate change, else they too will be punished by the Creator.

The meeting recognized that Turkana County has experienced debilitating effects of climate change. The County Government is in the process of developing legislation and policies to enhance and scale up climate change mitigation and adaptation interventions.

In this regard, the Turkana County Government has applied to be enjoined as a member of Kerio River Ecosystem Climate Change Cooperation Agreement. Partnering with Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties will enhance synergizing of efforts to reverse the damage already done to the ecosystem.

Governor HE Josphat Nanok now urges County officials and community members to support and participate in the implementation of the Community Resilience in Kerio River Ecosystem (CORKE) project. The project will culminate in a ceremony where the Governors of Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet and Pokot West counties will witness as Turkana County is admitted into the Cooperation Agreement.

Signed at The Craddle, Lodwar Town, on this 3rd day of October 2019.

HE Hon Josphat Nanok

Governor, Turkana County  

 

Bsp Dr Boniface Lokuruka

Chairman, NCCK Turkana County