World Metrological Day 2019 was held at Esibila primary school in Vihiga County. The event was graced by Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Speaking at the event, Mr. Tobiko promised to distribute 3000 seedlings among the primary and secondary schools in Vihiga County. This is in support of the President’s directive of 10% tree coverage by the year 2020. Vihiga Governor Mr. Wilberforce Otichillo who was present at the event said his government is willing to fully support the initiative by planting bamboo trees to enhance environmental conservation. Mr. Tobiko urged the leaders to fully support the government in conservation of the environment.
Also present at the event were Emuhaya MP Mr. Omboko Milemba, County Commissioner Ms. Susan Waweru, NECC secretary Dr. John Chumo among other heads of sections from the Ministry of environment and Forestry.
The leaders, after the meeting, proceeded to the Nganyi rainmakers shrine in Esibila where they learnt about the traditional methods that are used in weather forecasting. Vihiga Governor Mr. Otichillo promised the rainmakers of Nganyi that he will assist in gazetting Esibila hills and the rainmakers shrine in order to conserve them.