Governor Gladys Wanga has assented into law the Homa Bay County Climate Change Bill. The county joins other counties which have passed the bill.
The new legislation proposes the establishment of county climate change fund for the purposes of implementation of the Climate Change Actions from time to time.
Governor Wanga said the Act is set to unlock resources of climate change programs for Homa Bay to mitigate the effects of climate change.
She added that the Homa Bay County Climate Change Act will play a pivotal role as the county strives to be part of the country’s climate change agenda.
“The county has initiated a plan of tree planting among other climate mitigation programs to address key issues like the rising water levels at lake victoria, flooding and drought which have devastated our environment overtime.”
Deputy Governor, Hon. Oyugi Magwanga said the county has finally made a step towards addressing food security through the climate change Act.
County Assembly speaker Hon. Julius Gaya said the assembly will work closely with the executive arm of government to ensure future bills are implemented timely.
“We are going to fast-track several bills once they have been discussed by the house,“ Gaya said, adding that this was the first bill brought to the executive by the house for enactment.