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Include natural resources matters in manifestos

17 January 2013, 15:31 Wangui Joseph

Elective seats aspirants should include matters and aspects of environment and natural resources management in their manifestos as well as strategic plans as they hunt for votes, an NGO officer has said.

Grass Roots Development Initiatives Foundation (GRADIF) Kenya programme officer David Nderitu said natural resources management has to been given weight for provision of survival and habitat to the society and animals.

“Natural resources management and environment conservation has to be guided by rules and policies set by administrators and leaders. Definitely, better strategic plans will make our country a better living place,” said Nderitu.

During a one-day stakeholder’s forum held in Nyeri on Tuesday, Nderitu stressed that citizens also have a role in governance and sustainable utilization and management of natural resources, in spite of good leadership.

“Citizens have been so active in other fields but should apply similar efforts in managing natural resources as an obligation,” stated Nderitu who argued that this will greatly help in identifying available resources at counties, their utilization trends and community’s participation in management and the sharing of benefits.

In attendance were representatives of civil societies, Government departments, district administrators, cooperatives and members of public from Nyeri County.  

Nderitu noted that in most Kenyans especially from rural areas depend directly on natural resources for a living.

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