More Than 20 NGOs Partener To Clean-up L. Victoria
More than 20 Non Governmental organizations joined hands on Saturday to commemorate the World Clean Up Day in Kisumu County.
The different organizations partnered and cleaned River Wigwa a main tributary of Lake Victoria in their efforts to reclaim the lake and have it breath again.
The cleanup exercise saw over 40,000 tonnes of waste collected and recycled.
Nyalenda Social and Justice Center convener Erick Okioma told Ghetto Radio News that the activity was also aimed at achieving environmental justice to avoid diseases like cholera amongst others.
“Today as an organization within the slums in partnership with other organizations we organized a cleanup exercise which engaged over thousands of Kisumu youths,” Okioma said.
Okioma stated the pollution of Lake Victoria and its tributary rivers is risking both the lives of human beings and the living things in the lake.
” We did this to preserve our water bodies because this is where we fish, use the water for domestic purposes. Rivers like Auji in Nyalenda B is contaminated hence if left like that there might be an outbreak of Cholera,” he added.
The NGOs conducted the exercise with scout youths who were being taught how to cleanup and preserve the environment.
The organizations called on the government to create a conducive place where waste can be taken.
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