Miss Eco Universe Kenya pageants paid a courtesy call to NEMA headquarters on 21st February 2017 to seek partnership on creation of environmental awareness in their Counties.

Ten models emerged best during the Miss Eco  pageant held on 11th February in Laikipia County. The pageants were received by the Deputy Director Environmental Education and Information, Mr. Mamo Boru.

Miss Eco Universe Kenya contest brought together models from all the counties in Kenya but only 10 from Kitui, Tharaka Nithi, Nyeri, Kiambu, Bomet, Laikipia, Nakuru Counties emerged as the best. The best models will have an opportunity to be mentored where the best model will represent the country in the Miss Eco Universe pageant to be held in Egypt later in the year.

In this regard, the models sought to partner with NEMA on matters environment and be environmental  ambassadors in their respective Counties especially in the area of waste management.

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Deputy Director EEI, Mamo Boru (5th R) and CCCM, Evans Nyabuto (5th L) joins Miss Eco Pageants at NEMA Headquarters [PHOTO: S. IRUNGU/NEMA]

Mamo explained to them mandate of NEMA in particular creation of awareness on environmental issues such as waste management. He expressed his support of their initiative and challenged them to rise to the occasion as matters of environmental requires a collaborative effort.

He also requested them to NEMA’s champions during its national environmental days such as World Environment Day which is normally observed in June. He assured them that the Authority will give them the necessary platform as environmental ambassadors to pass environmental messages to their Counties.

Miss Eco Universe is an international beauty contest founded in 2015 to awaken the world, through the theme of economic and environment. The main objective of the contest is to choose the best Eco queen for the marketing of eco-tourism all over the world and to save the planet environmentally and culturally.

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