EAWLS conducted a three-day monitoring of the just concluded six-month project on “Enhancing Environmental Regulations in Safeguarding Lake Ol Bolossat, Nyandarua County” from 20 to 22 June, 2018.
Project manager Jabes Okumu and representatives from Birdlife International carried out an assessment of the impacts of the project and document lessons learned shared experiences.
The exercise involved interviewing project partners to determine their extent of involvement in the just concluded project.
Through the Bird Life International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), EAWLS’ evidence-based advocacy resulted in the decision by the County Government of Nyandarua to prioritise the gazettement of Lake Ol Bolossat.
A draft bill that provides for the formation of a steering committee to fast-rack the gazettement process of the lake as a game reserve has been introduced in the County Assembly. A letter has also been drafted expressing the interest of the county government to acquire the land surrounding the lake.
The county government has also allocated funds to tarmac and improve the recently graded roads, a step towards minimising siltation of the lake. With funding from Rufford Foundation, EAWLS has now embarked on putting together available information, including trends in size, water volumes and other infographics to support and augment the concerted efforts of the county government towards the gazettement.