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first_imgThe President encouraged chiefs to integrate marginalized and vulnerable groups in the programme even as he warned government officers who will not deliver on the programme of consequences.Also Read  152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981“There will be a continuous review of the programme with the best performers rewarded and non-performers sanctioned.” The president said.The President saying that the campaign fits well with the Kazi Mtaani programme with the new initiative expected to complement ongoing efforts.This even as he reiterated the government’s commitment to realize the country’s ambition of a ten per cent forest cover by the end of the year.Also Read  PSC to challenge Maraga’s advice to dissolve Parliament over gender rule“We are gathered here to demonstrate to both the naysayers and the optimists that it can be done. That we can restore the glory of the great city of Nairobi to what was once referred to as the great city in the Sun.” the President observed.Describing green spaces as the lungs of the city, President Kenyatta said the restoration of the Michuki Park is in line with resolutions of the Nairobi declaration on the environmentally sound management of electrical and electronic waste agreed on during the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal held in 2006.Among the green spaces targeted for reclamation include the Nairobi arboretum, Karura forest, Central Park, Uhuru Park, Ngong Road forest among others that have suffered neglect over the years.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocolsThe 26-acre Michuki Park, which has since been reclaimed boasting of a footbridge connecting the two sides of the park as well as walkways and public ablution blocks, had been turned into a criminals hideout with two-thirds of the land largely unattended and used illegally as a dumpsite.The rehabilitation of the Michuki Park exercise brought together the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and its State Agencies led by Kenya Forest Service, KEFRI and NEMA.The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Nairobi Metropolitan Service, National Museums of Kenya were also involved.Kenya Forest Service led by the Chief Conservator of Forests Mr Julius Kamau now takes up responsibility for everyday running and management of the park. “The campaign shall be anchored by the national government administration officers at the local level who shall work together with the local communities and stakeholders both within and outside government to enhance environmental restoration, conservation and management,” said President Kenyatta.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 An ambitious campaign that seeks to restore Nairobi’s green spaces has been launched in what President Kenyatta says is a rebirth of the soul of Kenya’s capital.Speaking on Friday during the launch of the refurbished Hon John Michuki Memorial Park in Nairobi, President Kenyatta said the cleaning Kenya campaign which will be piloted in Nairobi County will kick off on the 1st of September this year.The campaign that will see Kenyans mobilized to clean their country will be coordinated by the ministries of interior and that of environment and will be anchored on national government administration officials who will be required to work together with local communities in the conservation and management of the environment.last_img read more

first_img Published on July 5, 2015 at 2:09 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Related Stories Syracuse football freshmen: Strickland, Giudice, Adams, Duerig, CullenSyracuse football freshmen: Blair, Hofrichter, Fredrick, Cross, Henderson Syracuse football freshman move-in day is Sunday, and Scott Shafer welcomes a crop of 26 — including early enrollee Matt Keller — onto the team. Here’s a brief look at the first five of the group.Reminder: Original Class of 2015 commit Brandon Ginnetti will arrive in January as part of the Class of 2016 and Trey Dunkelberger is a junior college transfer, so he won’t be included in the freshman class. All physical measurements are according to Scout.Tyrone Perkins, running back, Friends Academy (New York)On Sept. 6, 2014, Perkins tore his right ACL in a preseason scrimmage. He didn’t know if Syracuse would uphold its scholarship offer that he accepted on April 16.“The first second it happened, I was just focused on the knee,” Perkins told The Daily Orange in September. “But after that, I was really nervous and scared about what was going to go on with (Syracuse).”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange honored his commitment and he’s one of three running backs in the class. A 6-foot, 190-pound three-star prospect, Perkins is now part of a group that will look to reverse the fortunes of one that only got two rushing touchdowns from its running backs all of last season.Jordan Fredericks, running back, Lawrence (New York) High SchoolFredericks became the second running back commit and second overall verbal pledge in the class when he gave SU his commitment on April 24, 2014. The three-star back stands at 5 feet 11 inches and 196 pounds, and carried the ball 184 times for 2,156 yards and 35 touchdowns in his senior season, according to MaxPreps.Sam Clausman, offensive tackle, St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) High SchoolClausman is part of a unit that Shafer emphasized as a focus in this class, offensive line, and the 6-foot-4, 290-pounder will join four other freshmen in that group. One of them is high school teammate Colin Byrne, and the two St. Thomas products will join a unit that will try and rebound from a poor 2014 after being hampered by injury and now two graduations.Cody Conway, offensive tackle, Plainfield North (Illinois) High SchoolConway was one of three offensive linemen to commit on May 16, 2014, joining Clausman and Byrne. He’s 6 feet 6 inches, 280 pounds and one of two offensive linemen in the class from Illinois along with Andrejas Duerig. There are only three players taller than him — offensive tackles Jamar McGloster, Jon Burton and Denzel Ward — on Syracuse’s current roster.Colin Byrne, offensive tackle, St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)Byrne was one of several potential recruits and verbal pledges to make the trip up to MetLife Stadium to watch Syracuse take on then-No. 8 Notre Dame on Sept. 27, 2014. He joins Syracuse as yet another lineman to help rebuild a broken unit and his 6-foot-5, 295-pound stature will provide yet another big body that SU can possibly turn to if it faces the same injury fate as last year. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgGhana’s top sports journalists gathered at the Accra City Hotel on Tuesday, March 3 as new head coach of the Black Stars, Charles Kwablan Akonnor, read out his 23-man squad for the AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Sudan.There was a light, almost celebratory mood as the hotel as the silence in the auditorium was constantly punctured, first by sounds of reporters interacting colleagues from other media houses and then by drumming and singing by members of the supporters union. The anticipation heightened even more when C.K Akonnor arrived and took his place at the table, where he was joined by his assistant, David Duncan; Chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee, George Amoako and the Ghana Football Association’s new Director of Communications, Henry Asante Twum. After a few more pleasantries were exchanged before it was time to get down to business.After Henry had provided an overview of the event and the Black Stars’ itinerary once the international break arrived it was time for C.K to read out his much-awaited list.The whole process, though quite brief was filled with some tense, surprising and even humorous moments which had the whole room howling with laughter.A few of the names even elicited applause from the audience.Our man behind the camera, Yaw Antwi Owusu captured the various moments, emotions and reactions in the auditorium.Take a look at some of the best.center_img Source: Photos: Yaw Antwi Owusulast_img read more