As the world comes together every year to celebrate Environment Day, a question always begs, what should be done differently?
Time and again this question has recurred as ways of keeping our habitat clean are sought.
In Tharaka Nithi, I have called on the youth, who make up a majority of the populace, to seek innovative solutions to beating the ban on plastic bags.
It is incumbent upon the younger generation, either through symposiums or congresses, to come up with environment friendly ways of searching for a solution that would bring forth polythene like bags that are biodegrable for usage in storing some of the produce we have in the county such as our green grams.
Through this, we’ll have upheld the ban and gone a notch higher to innovate.
I have also, with immediate effect, banned sand harvesting at night as it is being misused and suspiscion is it a conduit for trafficking illegal substances or a way of evading taxation.
Further to this, I have committed to keeping our promise of engaging in tree planting so as to increase our forest cover and eventually conserve the environment.