A major clean up exercise in Eldoret West Market was undertaken on Saturday even as Eldoret gears up to being officially declared a City.
County Executive for Enviroment Water and Natural Resources Mary Njogu and her Health counterpart Mrs. Everlyne Rotich led the exercise in conjunction with Students from The University Of Eldoret and primary schools from the surrounding areas that eventually wooed members of the public to join in making their environment clean.
The Exercise themed ‘My Environment, My Health’ saw the cleaning of West Market, Mwanzo and areas around the entire West Market.
Giving her remarks after the clean up, Ms Njogu noted the County’s commitment in making the entire County clean, which will eventually raise the already high standards it has set not only within the Country but also to other Countries citing Uganda who recently came over for bench marking.
“We will not only conserve the environment through garbage collection. We also need to plant trees and in that connection, during the April rainy season, we are going to distribute trees to be planted all over the County in schools,institutions and water catchment areas”, said Njogu.
“As a County , we have decided to work with you young people because of the experience you posses and also, we need to create the best environment for you and your future”, highlighted the CEC.
On her part, Health CEC Mrs. Rotich applauded the students and pupils who turned up for the exercise saying it means a lot to them in their present and in the future.
“Environmental neatness goes hand in hand with our health. If we keep the environment clean, we definitely will have reduced chances of diseases in the society”, said Rotich.
The County Government has been working round the clock to see to it that the City of Champions follows up in the footsteps of Rwanda’s Capital Kigali, after all both are strategically located on depressions.
Towards the end of last year, the National Assembly started the process of making Eldoret a City. For this reason, and many others, the County’s department of environment has had a fair share of its time and resources in ensuring the town attains maximum cleanliness.