CS NAJIB BALALA PRESIDES OVER THE WILDLIFE CLUBS OF KENYA (WCK) GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS HELD ON WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2018 AT BOMAS OF KENYA, NAIROBI
The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Najib Balala today graced the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK) Golden Jubilee celebrations held on at Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi.
CS Balala congratulated WCK for its achievement and contribution to the conservation of Kenya’s wildlife and its significant impact on the lives of many youth, who are inspired to pursue conservation and tourism careers.
He appreciated Wildlife Clubs empowerment of youth with skills in soil and water conservation, tree growing, energy conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable fishing and non-timber forest products utilization activities that support the achievement of the country’s Big Four Action Plan.
The CS also lauded WCK’s ecology programmes such as tree growing initiatives, no plastic campaigns, de-snaring programmes, beach clean- ups that empower young people with knowledge and skills to ensure that the environment is not degraded and support the Environment, Water and Sanitation sector of Kenya Vision 2030.
CS Balala pledged the Ministry’s support for WCK, so that it can achieve its mission of “Enhancing Wildlife and Environmental Conservation for Posterity,” through its National Wildlife Strategy (NWS) 2030, which outlines a transformative vision for Kenyans’ active participation and equitable benefit-sharing.
He called for concerted efforts by the national government, county governments, communities and land owners to improve effectiveness of their actions and embrace opportunities for wildlife conservation. He urged Kenyans to join hands in the delivery of wildlife management and conservation that will drive our economy and heritage forward.
Finally, the CS presented awards to regional Wildlife Club winners for their exemplary performances in ensuring sustainable wildlife conservation. He also launched the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya Strategic Plan 2018-2023.