Governor Mike Sonko partners with Netherlands based experts to help clean up Nairobi

Governor Mike Sonko partners with Netherlands based experts to help clean up Nairobi

Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko is seeking help from Netherlands-based experts to help clean up the city.

Sonko yesterday hosted a delegation from the Dutch Water Authority, Netherlands and the Water Resources Authority, Kenya. The discussions centred on forging strong partnerships locally and internationally to clean up Nairobi, and specifically the rivers, while mobilizing resources to sustain the program.

It was agreed that the County Government should lead from the front in bringing together all the sector stakeholders including the relevant Ministries, Departments, Agencies (MDAs) and the private sector to embark on a joint program to clean the rivers in Nairobi, while reclaiming and restoring riparian land and water catchment areas upstream.

Sonko stated that the program will be an expansion of the ongoing “Operation Ng’arisha Jiji” whose primary goal is to make Nairobi the cleanest city in Africa.

“The Dutch Water Authority lauded our efforts thus far, and committed to mobilize resources to be channeled through the county for this exercise, observing that the county government had all the requisite capacity and apparatus for implementation,” said the Governor.

“The delegation thanked my office for the essential political goodwill that I have provided, which has been lacking resulting in stalled programs and projects,” added Sonko.

Previous Afternoon news headlines
Next Kaimenyi leads Ameru and Tharaka Nithi County Professionals in issuing a statement on the Supreme Court Ruling on the August General Elections

You might also like

Latest 0 Comments

Trap Heaven album launch set to rock Pawa 254

Atwal Adwok, CEO of Atwal Music and connoisseur of the Trap sound is this Sunday launching his debut album ‘Trap Heaven’ at the Pawa 254 rooftop. The gig is set

Latest 0 Comments

News Headlines

Tribal clashes leave 31 dead in DR Congo At least 31 people died in clashes between tribal militia and security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend,

Sports 0 Comments

Sports highlights – August 9 2017 – Norovirus outbreak plagues IAAF Championships in London

Kipruto delivers Kenya’s third gold in IAAF London Championships: 22-year-old Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto showcased a spectacular performance on Tuesday to deliver Kenya’s third gold medal at the London IAAF

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply