USD 85,000 SPENT IN RESTORING ECOSYSTEM IN BUSIA AND SIAYA COUNTIES.

Submitted by on 15 November 2023


Lake Victoria Basin Commission has spent USD 85,000 towards the restoration of ecosystem in Busia and Siaya counties.  The commission through the Adapting to Climate Change project (ACC-LVB) has planted over 90,000 trees in the two counties.   

Executive secretary Dr Masinde Bwire said this year alone the Commission has supported Busia County in Restoration of Osipata degraded Ecosystem through planting over 10,000 bamboo seedling and establishment of indigenous tree nursery in Osipata Village Teso South Sub County.   

In a speech read on his behalf by Principle administrative officer Ms. Millicent Opiyo, Dr Bwire said additionally the project has also supported restoration of Odiado Hills in Samia through planting of over 5,000 Bamboo and Fruit Trees.  

LVBC’s Project coordinator for ACC project Amos Ndoto during the planting exercise.

Opiyo said, “Just to let you know that the EAC has adopted a unified regional approach to combat climate change and is using “Ecosystem-based adaptation approaches, such as planting indigenous, rapidly growing species of plants that can have immediate impact on the ground, combined with long-term solutions is incredibly effective at protecting communities from the impacts of climate change,”  

  

She added, “This is an undertaking that reminds all of us of the importance of trees in our social and economic lives. These are efforts to save our EAC Region from the devastating effects of Climate Change.”  

lVBC’s Principle Administrative officer  Ms Millicent Opiyo with Busia Governor Hon Paul Otuoma during the planting exercise.

Busia county governor Hon Paul Otuoma commended LVBC’s effort in restoring the degraded Osipata gulley. 

Otuoma said, “as county government we welcome the effort by LVBC in restoring our ecosystem”. 

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