NAIROBI 11TH APRIL 2018
Nairobi City County embarks on Early Warning, Early Action initiative to tackle food insecurity.
Nairobi County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Food, Agriculture and Forestry Arch. Peter Wachira on Wednesday took the public through the role of his Ministry which he termed as the sector responsible for Food Security, Food Safety, Animal Control and Welfare and Forestry.
This was during the County Dialogue Forum held in Charter Hall. He said the County has embarked on Early Warning, Early Action initiative and has set aside Sh. 30Million so as to end food insecurity in the informal settlements, Korogocho being the most affected.
Wachira also talked about the County's plan to plant 5million trees; in Nairobi, Mount Kenya and Aberdares. as part of greening Nairobi,2M trees will be planted mostly in Eastland areas,2M in Aberdares and 1M in Mount Kenya as the catchment areas supplying Nairobi City County with water.
The CECM called on the youth to engage in Agribusiness and value addition practices terming it as an opportunity for self-employment.