The government has assured of its commitment to ensure that implementation of food security, provision of universal health care and affordable housing does not interfere with the efforts of environmental conservation. While launching an integrated programme, the permanent secretary in the ministry of environment and natural resources Charles Sunkuli said that sustainable development does not work in isolation without considering environmental conservation.
The government has assured communities that environmental conservation is paramount in sustainable development.
Speaking during the launch of the sustainable development programme in Narok-Migori boarder, Masurura village, PS in the ministry of environment and natural resources Charles Sunkuli said the government and other stakeholders are creating awareness among the communities on environmental conservation as an important step towards achieving sustainable development.
PS however urged the locals to work with the government to work closely with relevant stakeholders who are advocating for food security through value addition of locally produced goods.
The same sentiments were shared by the Chief Executive Officer International Centre for Research in Sustainable Development Vicky Onderi.
The initiative that is being spearheaded by International Centre for Research in Sustainable Development at Masurura village that has had conflicts between the Kuria and the Maasai community as a result of the cases of cattle rustling will see the villagers engage in bananas, Soyabeans and sorghum farming to fight food security.
The integrated programme aims at addressing food security, affordable housing, universal healthcare and environmental conservation to help have sustainable development.
The youths and women training on value addition and sustainable development will see the community benefit from research activities from the Kisii University and the United Nations Development Programme [UNDP].