Governors back Ngilu’s charcoal ban

Governors back Ngilu’s charcoal ban

- in Development, News
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu

Governors on Monday agreed to stop destruction of forests in the country amid concerns of its negative effects to the environment.

In a statement, council of governors chairman Josphat Nanok said they are concerned with increased logging in the country’s water catchment areas.

He said the council will work with the environment ministry to create a policy for enforcement of logging regulations.

“This will take into cognisance of the worrying logging trends that continue to devastate our forests,” Nanok told journalists in Nairobi.

He said county bosses will not allow further destruction of water catchments, a situation which has left several permanent rivers dry.

“We will be part of the initiatives that will lead to the restoration of the forests cover to the required threshold of 10 per cent,” Nanok told the media.

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