Over 170 LWF members attended the Forum’s AGM, including Laikipia’s County Executive Officer for Tourism – Jane Putunoi and Deputy Governor and Member of LWF – Gitonga Kabugi. The key highlight for this year’s event was the vetting of 4 new Unit Directors: Mike Roberts (Eastern Unit), Anne Powys (Northern Unit), John Horsey (Central Unit) and Robert Kimani (Western Unit). These 4 new unit directors have since been confirmed and are addressing pertinent issues with members in their respective units.
Hon. Gitonga Kabugi recognised LWF’s significant contribution to conservation efforts as well as in the preservation of Laikipia’s natural resources saying; “The work being carried out by LWF is vitally important for Laikipia. I would like to say here today that the County Government will continue supporting LWF’s activities and pledge more participation in the Forum’s activities”.
2015 also recorded the highest amount received in membership registration fees. Over Kes. 2million was raised during the Forum’s first membership drive that begun in August 2015. Both old and new members came out in support of this effort and, members belonging to the top 3 categories were honoured at the AGM that was held on 10th October at Nanyuki Sports Club.
LWF is a membership driven organisation, and the tremendous effort made by staff, members, as well as the support from USAID and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), ensures that implementation of various conservation activities for Laikipians and Laikipia continues.