Kenya establishes a committee to manage sound chemical

By Samuel Ouma

Ministry of Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo
Ministry of Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo

Through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya has launched a multi-sector committee to oversee sound chemical management.

The committee is tasked with coordinating and implementing policies, legislation, and guidelines on chemicals and waste at the national and county levels.

Addressing the press during the launch on Monday, February 15, 2021, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo said the ministry would skillfully handle pollution and waste disposal.

“To address sound management of chemicals, the government is strengthening policy and regulatory frameworks, domesticating of environmental Agreement of Chemicals and waste, and implementation of Sound chemical management strategies and Action Plans,” Dr. Kiptoo said.

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