Stakeholders celebrate world environment day with community


Lerato La Mme Day care center also  partaking in the World environment day event at Dinokeng Game Reserve

The United State Agency for International Development Resilient Waters Program celebrated World Environment Day, hosted in partnership with Kwalata Community Development Initiative at Dinokeng Game Reserve near Kekana Garden in Hammanskraal yesterday.

Kekana Community in attendance of the world environment day at Dinokeng Game Reserve

The purpose of the event was to commemorate World Environment Day with the community surrounding in the Climate Risk and Vulnerability Hotspots. Community members in Kekana also participated in the edutainment and conversations together with practitioners and policymakers about the importance of clean air for the water-biodiversity-livelihoods nexus, in line with the theme of World Environment Day.

Mr Mayfort Manicca, a representative from the United State Agency for International Development Resilient Water Program said, “The purpose of today’s event is to celebrate our environment and also to teach our people about the importance of nature.

“This year our main focus is on air pollution because it affects the productive living organisms and members of society and also the ecosystem. The USAID Resilient Waters Programme strives to achieve a healthy environment by educating the society about the impact of air pollution,” said Mr Manicca.

Ms Duduzile Twayi, who is in charge of Africa Relation and also a Chief Director at the Department of Water and Sanitation and Human settlement said, “I was invited to celebrate World Environment Day as a leader of the delegation of Water in South Africa.

“I represent South Africa in our commission which is Limpopo River Basin and today’s event links with water because the environment is also related to water,” said Ms Twayi.

Camillus Catholic primary school in Kekana took part at the World Environment Day event