NEMA sponsors Kenya Music Festival
By Irene Kuruga & Samwel Irungu
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) recognizes that environmental management in Kenya especially waste is a major environmental challenge that Kenya faces and that NEMA singly cannot make much headway in this matter.The Kenya Music Festival as a national process of engagement is an appropriate avenue that could be used to create awareness to the public on matters environment. This year, the Authority sponsored a waste management category in the just concluded Music Festival that started on 10th-21st July 2017.
The sponsorship involved trophies, branded T-shirts and caps. The specific aspect of the environment category is solid waste management with an emphasis on recycling and plastic bags.The Kenya Music Festival Secretariat ensured that such messages were packaged and presented by the participants drawn from Primary schools, Secondary schools, Teacher Training Colleges and Universities. This category will be performed at regional, national and state function levels.
NEMA’s Felix Mugambi handing over a trophy to Erusui primary school teacher [PHOTO: COURTESY]
At the national level various entries on environmental waste management were performed. These entries included; English Choral Verse Speaking; Waste Management categories on Kiswahili Choral Verse Special Composition and special composition, Kiswahili Choral Verse for Secondary Schools and special composition Kiswahili choral verse.
NEMA officers pose for a photo with students from Kangubiri Girls [PHOTO: COURTESY]