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Launch of the “Towards sustainable management of the natural vegetation cover

Launch of the “Towards sustainable management of the natural vegetation cover and fish breeding grounds on the western shores of Lake Turkana” project in Kalokol, Turkana County

 

Dr. Ben Chikamai, Director KEFRI launched and commissioned the “Towards sustainable management of the natural vegetation cover and fish breeding grounds on the western shores of Lake Turkana” project in Kalokol, Turkana County. The project is funded by GIZ and will be implemented by two partners namely, Friends of Lake Turukana and the Department of Fisheries, Turkana County.

The projects sites are at Ekoyo Beach Management Unit and Narengewoi Beach Management Unit. The project goals will be achieved with three outputs including:

  1. Development and commitment to implementing a comprehensive and inclusive long term plan on sustainable natural resource management in the area
  2. Measures for protection and sustainably managing fish breeding grounds
  3. Enhancement of internal governance and performance of the two BMUs

 

The area MP Hon. Nakara Lodepe and CEC-Ministry of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Hon. Rhoda Loyor were present during the commissioning of the project.

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The team visiting the Ekoyo BMU site that has been cleared of Prosopis