25, 2024 (Public Communications and Media Relations)
Kakuma town residents turned up in large numbers on Wednesday to take part in town clean up exercise organized by the County Government directorates of Environment and Public Health.
The exercise, supported by Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) and Kakuma Usafi Group (KUG) comes barely a week after a similar one was conducted in Lodwar led by the County Director for Environment Phoebe Ekal.
Led by the Turkana West sub county environment officer Ekaran Victorsam, the team also sensitized the residents on clean environment as a requirement for good health and safety.
“Waste management is a collective responsibility that we all must take part. As a resident or a businessman in Kakuma, your primary role is to practice proper disposal of waste and, report those who dump indiscriminately to the authorities for action,” Ekaran Victorsam told the residents.
The cleanup and sensitization exercise comes at a time when the County Government is set to appoint a manager in line with the newly conferred Municipality status.
Besides, the County through various departments has been leading consultative meetings to seek support for putting up integrated waste management infrastructure to serve both the host community and the refugee populations. The county government consults with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Habitat, state agencies, civil society organizations, and the association of professionals.
Leylac Minayo, Joshua Chesang and Hassan (Public health officers), Raphael Locham (Environment officer), Gabrielle Lotoom (VSO) and Hussein Losiakou were present.