NET and NEMA feted for sterling performance

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Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, Justice Martha Koome, has commended National Environment Tribunal as a center of excellence in service delivery.

In a statement delivered on her behalf by the Registrar of Tribunal in the Judiciary, Ms Ann Asuga, during the awarding ceremony for the National Environment Tribunal and NEMA at Michuki Memorial Park, Nairobi, the CJ commended the awardees for "being behind the emergence of NET as a center of excellence in service delivery to be emulated by other tribunals and courts in terms of service delivery".

The CJ said the award is in recognition of delivery NET's mandate to serve justice fairly and expeditiously
in a cost-effective manner urging the awardees to keep up the excellent work and the work ethics.

The NET strategic plan, practice direction, case digest, and complaint handling framework were launched during the event.

The CJ termed the documents as instruments that will go a long way to improve responsiveness to litigants.

The CJ commended the Ministry of Environment and Forestry led by CS Keriako Tobiko for the restoration of MMP and likened it to the transformative 2010 Constitution, which entrenches sustainable development and the principles of governance for a clean and sustainable environment.

Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko commended NET and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) for emerging tops amidst challenges.

" I have tremendous respect and admiration for you, for your professionalism, dedication that goes beyond the call of duty that has led to your recognition," said CS Tobiko.

On the other hand, NEMA was awarded as Africa's Environmental Regulator of the year 2022 and DG Mamo Mamo's top 50 Public Sector CEO of the year 2022 at the third Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards ceremony in Accra, Ghana.

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