National Environmental Complaints Committee (NECC) led by the Committee Secretary Dr. John Chumo joined Environment Cabinet Secretary and other stakeholders in celebrating World Desertification and Drought Day.
The Desertification and Drought Day (DDD) formally known as World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) has been observed annually every 17th day of June since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to International Cooperation to Combat Desertification, Land Degradation and reduce the effects of drought (DLDD).
It is a unique event that reminds everybody that DLDD can be actually achieved, and that the major tools to this challenge lay in enhancing community participation and co-operation at all levels.
During the event, the CS for Environment and Forestry said the government will soon fence off City Park and it will be accessible to the public free of charge.
The CS has also warned those who have acquired forest land illegally to surrender it to government saying the government will take action against them.
This year’s national commemoration was held at City Park, Nairobi County focusing on changing public attitudes to the leading driver of desertification and land degradation: humanity’s relentless production and consumption” and runs under the slogan “Food. Feed. Fibre.” and is connected to seeking to educate individuals on how to reduce their personal impact.